Chair and Managing Partner, Latham & Watkins LLP

Richard Trobman became Co-Chair and Managing Partner of Latham & Watkins in 2018. He was previously Vice Chair of the firm and served on the Associates and Women Enriching Business committees. Richard joined the firm in 1991 and has worked in the Los Angeles, New York, and London offices. 

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: 
2020: Anne Robinson; 2019: Hilary Shalla; 2018: Jennifer Barry; 2017: Laura Bauer; 2016: Kevin Andrew Chambers; 2015: Manu Gayatrinath 

Pathfinder Program
Pathfinders selected: 
2020: Joseph De LeonJennifer Yoon; 2019: Brittany Ruiz, Kamilah Alexander; 2018: Aaron ChiuJennifer Kent; 2017: Jessica BrattenKyle Anthony DeThomas; 2016: David Ikenna AdamsAndrea Sung 

1L Scholars Program
Scholars hosted: 
2016: David Jean-Baptiste

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

Annual Meeting (2018)

Members: Ora FisherRichard Trobman 

Diversity Professional: Lauren Clairicia