Vice Chair, Latham & Watkins LLP

Brad Kotler was elected Vice Chair of Latham & Watkins in 2018. He was previously Managing Partner of the firm's Chicago office and Global Vice Chair of the Finance Department, and served on the firm’s Pro Bono Committee, Recruiting Committee, and Women Enriching Business (WEB) Committee.

Diversity initiatives at Latham include the Women Enriching Business Committeeglobal affinity groups, and advancement and leadership development programs like the Diversity Leadership Academy. The firm has also been named a Stonewall Global Diversity Champion, a Best Law Firm for Women, and an American Lawyer A-List firm. 

Joined LCLD 2014 

Highlights of LCLD Participation 

Fellows Program
Fellows nominated: 
2022: Nathan Davis; 2021: Jason Ewart: 2020: Anne Robinson; 2019: Hilary Shalla; 2018: Jennifer Barry; 2017: Laura Bauer; 2016: Kevin Andrew Chambers; 2015: Manu Gayatrinath 

Pathfinder Program
Pathfinders selected: 
2022: Jasmine Joseph, Harrison White; 2021: Kumar RavulaJovanna Grant; 2020: Joseph De LeonJennifer Yoon; 2019: Brittany RuizKamilah Alexander; 2018: Aaron ChiuJennifer Kent; 2017: Jessica BrattenKyle Anthony DeThomas; 2016: David Ikenna AdamsAndrea Sung 

1L Scholars Program
Scholars hosted: 
2021: Jesus Alcocer, Ana Andrade, Juliette Brezin, Allison Esquen-Roca, Nilam Faqhir, Capri Gaines, Gina Garrett, Don Izekor, Forrest Lin, Kevin Liu, Daniel Mozley, Wisdom Onwuchekwa-Banogu, Saloni Pant Yung-Hsiang Shih, Samantha Sosa, Sasha Yusuf; 2016: David Jean-Baptiste

Success in Law School Mentoring Program 
Mentors provided: 2020, 2016, 2015

Annual Meeting (2018)

Members: Brad KotlerOra Fisher, Richard Trobman 

Diversity Professional: Lauren Clairicia