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.

Best LGBT Lawyers Under 40 – Class of 2014

Congratulations to the best LGBT Lawyers Under 40 – Class of 2014. All awardees will be recognized at the Lavender Law® Conference & Career Fair on August 23, 2014 in New York City.

 

Aaron Morris
Legal Director
Immigration Equality
New York, NY
 
Anya Lakner
National Training & Policy Attorney
American Bar Association
Washington, DC
 
Brian Friedman
Manager, Litigation Counsel
JetBlue Airways Corporation
Long Island City, NY
 
Demoya Gordon
Associate, Product Liability
Faegre Baker Daniels
Minneapolis, MN 
 
Dwayne Bensing
Associate
Fried Frank
Washington, DC
 
Eddie Jauregui
Associate Attorney
Jenner & Block LLP
Los Angeles, CA
 
Frank Broccolo
Partner
Sidley Austin LLP
Los Angeles, CA
 
Jason Moff
Litigation Associate
Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP
New York, NY
 
John Elias
Special Assistant
DOJ, Antitrust Division
Washington, DC
 
Kyle Wong
Special Counsel
Cooley LLP
San Francisco, CA
 
Melissa Cox
Associate Attorney
Jenner & Block LLP
Washington, DC
 
Misha Isaak
Associate
Perkins Cole LLP
Portland, OR
 
Patrick Wojahn
Director, Government Relations
Rails-to-Trails Conservancy
College Park, MD
 
Rachel See
Lead Technology Counsel
National Labor Relations Board
Washington, DC
 
Ruth Uselton
Associate
Ballard Spahr LLP
Philadelphia, PA
 
Scott Skinner-Thompson
Acting Assistant Professor
New York University School of Law
Seattle, WA
 
Alex Kaplan
Associate
Winston & Strawn LLP
Washington, DC
 
Scott Griffin
Associate Counsel
AFLAC
Columbus, GA
 
Brian Esser
Attorney
Law Offices of Brian Esser
Brooklyn, NY
 
John Hendricks
Founding Partner
HendricksMurry PC
San Francisco, CA
Adam Sofen
Associate
Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
New York, NY     

Alexandra Shandell               
Trial Attorney
DOJ, Civil Rights Division
Washington, DC
 
Cliff Davidson
Attorney
Sussman Shank LLP
Portland, OR
 
Diana Adams
Managing Partner
Diana Adams Law & Mediation
New York, NY
 
Dylan Orr
Chief of Staff
U.S. Department of Labor
Washington, DC
 
Elizabeth A. Roberts
Associate
Todd & Weld LLP
Boston, MA
 
Jamil French
Vice President & Senior Counsel
Pershing Advisor Solutions LLC
Lake Mary, FL
 
Jesse Ryan Loffler
Associate
Fried Frank
New York, NY
 
Kenneth Sanchez
Vice President
LeGaL
Long Island City, NY
 
Meaghan E. Hearn
Senior Associate
Ackerman Brown, PLLC
Washington, DC
 
Michael Sisitzky
Staff Attorney
Immigration Equality
Washington, DC
 
Nicole Bashor
Associate
Quarles & Brady LLP
Chicago, IL
 
Peter Renn
Staff Attorney
Lambda Legal
Los Angeles, CA
 
Rebecca Levin
Associate
Jerner & Palmer, PC
Philadelphia, PA
 
Sarah Warbelow
Legal Director
Human Rights Campaign
Washington, DC
 
Tana Ryan
Partner – General Transactional
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Los Angeles, CA
 
John Owen
Partner
Jones Day
New York, NY
 
William Tran
Senior Counsel, Legal Affairs
NBCUniversal
Monterey Park, CA
 
Keola Whittaker
Associate
Miller Barondess LLP
Los Angeles, CA
 
Matthew Fornataro
Associate
Arnold & Porter LLP
Washington, DC