Best LGBT Lawyers Under 40

Each year, the LGBT Bar recognizes 40 LGBT legal professionals (practicing lawyers, law professors, corporate counsel, members of the judiciary, politicians, etc.) under the age of 40 who have distinguished themselves in their field and have demonstrated a profound commitment to LGBT equality. Nominations for the Class of 2016 are not yet open. Please check back in the Spring.

Best LGBT Lawyers Under 40 – Class of 2015

Congratulations to the best LGBT Lawyers Under 40 – Class of 2015. All awardees will be recognized at the Lavender Law® Conference & Career Fair on August 6, 2015 in Chicago.

Aaron Tax
Director of Federal Government Relations
SAGE
Washington, DC

Alana Chazan
Attorney
Chazan Family Law, P.C.
Los Angeles, CA

Anna Baldwin
Trial Attorney
Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, Voting Section
Takoma Park, MD

Benson Cohen
Partner
Sidley Austin LLP
New York, NY

Cameron Smith
Senior Associate
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
New York, NY

Daniel J. Franklin
Counsel
O’Melveny & Myers LLP
New York, NY

Dennis Corkery
Staff Attorney
Washington Lawyers Committee
Washington, DC

Emma Cheuse
Staff Attorney
EarthJustice
Washington, DC

Jo Michael
Legislative Manager
Equality California
Sacramento, CA

Joshua Bosin
Partner
Holland & Knight LLP
Atlanta, GA

Julie Wilensky
Shareholder
Lewis, Feinberg, Lee & Jackson
Oakland, CA

Mario Sullivan
Partner
Johnson and Sullivan, Ltd.
Chicago, IL

Meghan Freed
Attorney
Freed Marcroft LLC
Hartford, CT

Nicholas Melissinos
Special Counsel
NYS Division of Human Rights
New York, NY

Rachel Einbund
Attorney at Law
Law Office of Rachel Einbund, PC
New York, NY

Rudy Kleysteuber
Associate
Sullivan + Cromwell LLP
New York, NY

Shin-Ming Wong
Supervisory Helpline Attorney
National Center for Lesbian Rights
San Francisco, CA

Susan Hazeldean
Associate Clinical Professor, Cornell Law School
Cornell Law School
Ithaca, NY

Zachary B. Allen
Associate
Arnold & Porter LLP
San Francisco, CA

Adam Pulver
Attorney
Department of Labor, Office of the Solicitor
Washington, DC

Amanda Goad
Litigation Director
Inner City Law Center
Los Angeles, CA

Anthony Andricks
Staff Attorney
Thompson Hine LLP
Rocky River, OH

Brian Seaman
Counsel
Stradley Ronon
Philadelphia, PA

Corey W. Duersch
Assistant General Counsel, Transactions
Office Depot, Inc. – Legal Department
Boca Raton, FL

David S. Flugman
Partner
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
New York, NY

Don Davis
Associate Attorney
The Noble Law Firm, PLLC
Durham, NC

Erica Gloger
Associate
West & Feinberg, PC
Bethesda, MD

Jodi “Jo” Argentino
Partner
Argentino & Jacobs
Morristown, NJ

Joshua Glick
VP, Assistant General Counsel
JPMorgan Chase & Co.
New York, NY

Kevin Minoli
Principal Deputy General Counsel
US Environmental Protection Agency
Washington, DC

Matthew Skinner
Executive Director
LGBT Bar Association of Greater New York
New York, NY

Mike Schultz
Associate
Foley & Lardner LLP
Boston, MA

Peter Catalanotti
Partner
Manning & Kas, Ellrod, Ramirez, Trester LLP
San Francisco, CA

Robert Koch
Trial Attorney
Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division
Washington, DC

Sarah Baker
Associate
Quarles & Brady LLP
Chicago, IL

Spencer Jones
Director of Litigation
eBay Inc.
Draper, UT

Tim Caballero
Counsel
NBC Universal
Universal City, CA

Zack Paakkonen
Attorney
Portland Legal, LLP
Portland, ME