Development Committee

The Development Committee is comprised of board members and volunteer association members. The committee’s mission is to assist the organization to seek, nurture and develop strong sources of funding for various programs and events, including the Lavender Law® Conference. The committee works to support current resource needs and addresses long term funding. The committee members bring forward ideas and propose innovative ways and diverse methods to leverage our members, sponsors, supporters and the public to financially support our organization. Many committee members possess experience in fundraising, advertising, marketing and networking. The committee requires dedication and passion for helping this organization financially support its programs and outreach events.
 

Members of the Development Committee:

 

Kevin Kraham

Kevin Kraham

Co-Chair

Kevin Kraham is a shareholder in Littler Mendelson’s District of Columbia office, where he provides day-to-day advice, counseling, and training to employers and represents clients in employment and labor matters before administrative agencies and arbit

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Cleve Acree

W. Cleveland Acree II

 

W. Cleveland Acree II works for the Orlando office of Quintairos, Prieto, Wood & Boyer, P.A., a firm with multiple offices in the state of Florida, as well as Ohio, Illinios and Arizona. Both at QPWB as well as at prior firms he has practiced with, Cleve’s litigation practice has been quite extensive and has included professional, premises, pro

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Susan Borshel

Susan Borschel

 

Susan Borschel is an associate at Morrison & Foerster’s Northern Virginia office and is a member of the Government Contracts Group. She has more than 20 years of legal, operations, and controller experience in both private and military matrix organizations. Ms. Borschel previously served a variety of intelligence, Department of Defense, and oth

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Mark Brennan

Mark Brennan

 

Mark Brennan is an Associate at Hogan Lovells US LLP in Washington, D.C. His practice is centered on the intersection of wireless technology and consumer protection, with a particular focus on spectrum policy and mobile privacy. He regularly advises clients in all segments of the wireless ecosystem, including service providers, network infrastructu

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Laura Maechtlen

Laura Maechtlen

 

Laura Maechtlen is a former Past President of the LGBT Bar Board of Directors. She joined the LGBT Bar Board of Directors as the affiliate representative for Sacramento Lawyers for the Equality of Gays and Lesbians in 2004. She has assumed responsibilities as the Membership Chair and most recently the President-Elect. Laura graduated from the Bosto

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Barry-Parsons

Barry M. Parsons

 

Barry M. Parsons is Associate General Counsel with Freddie Mac’s General Litigation and Investigations group.  Barry litigates cases, advises clients, and manages outside counsel on a wide variety of legal matters including employment, contract, intellectual property, insurance, fraud, and antitrust law.  He also conducts internal investigations, a

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Brian-Winterfeldt

Brian Winterfeldt

 

Brian Winterfeldt is a partner in the Washington office of Steptoe & Johnson, where he is a member of the Intellectual Property group. Mr. Winterfeldt’s practice involves most aspects of intellectual property law, including domestic and international trademark counseling, clearance, prosecution, enforcement, and litigation, as well as trade dre

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Alfred Zaher

Alfred Zaher

 

Alfred Zaher is a partner at Blank Rome LLP. He concentrates his practice on patent, trademark and trade secret litigation, licensing, and counseling. He has extensive experience representing clients before U.S. courts, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and the U.S. Copyright Office. Prior to entering the practice of law in 1994, Mr. Zaher was

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