Reshared from The Recorder originally posted on June 2, 2014 by Nathalie Pierrepont and photograph by Jason Doiy.
Last fall, Latham & Watkins partner Charlie Crompton, a 25-year Big Law veteran, launched a drop-in legal clinic at GLIDE, an organization that supports the poor and disenfranchised in San Francisco’s Tenderloin. In April, he withdrew from private practice to dedicate himself to the clinic full time.
Q: You chaired Latham & Watkins pro bono program, globally, for five years. When did your relationship start with GLIDE?
A: If you go all the way back, 25 years, when I was an associate, one of my earliest pro bono clients was Rubicon Programs. Five or six years ago, when GLIDE needed a lawyer, the executive director, who was the former executive director of Rubicon, suggested me. It was cool; it was like it was meant to be.