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Jennifer Kent is an accomplished finance lawyer in the Washington, D.C. office of Latham & Watkins and has served as a Global Chair of the firm’s Black Lawyers Group (“BLG”) for the last two years. Her work in that role included adjusting the strategy for recruiting Black candidates, ensuring that substantive pro bono projects on issues of importance to the Black community are provided to Black lawyers, developing initiatives to retain and promote mid- and senior-level Black associates, co-chairing Latham’s global retreat for BLG members, and moderating firmwide conversations on racial equity and social justice.
Jennifer is also an original member of, and advisor to, The Black BigLaw Pipeline, a non-profit organization established to promote positive outcomes for Black attorneys in large law firms. She also co-leads Latham’s “Law Day” partnership with Thurgood Marshall Academy, a predominately Black public charter school in D.C., educating students about law, democracy, and civics.

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