D’Arcy Kemnitz, Esq.Executive Director
D’Arcy brings more than two decades of non-profit and social justice experience to her role as The LGBT Bar’s executive director. Under her leadership, The Bar has become the largest and most recognized organization of LGBT legal professionals in the country. In addition to orchestrating a coalition of more than 25 local, state and regional LGBT bar associations, and dozens of LGBT law student associations, D’Arcy has overseen the annual “Lavender Law” Conference and Career Fair with thousands of attendees each year. D’Arcy is a frequently quoted expert on LGBT legal issues, appearing in media outlets including The ABA Journal, ABC News, Time Magazine and others. She is a distinguished graduate of the University of Wisconsin and the Hamline University School of Law.
Laura HochManager of Membership & Policy
Laura works to build and strengthen the relationship between The LGBT Bar and its members and affiliate organizations. She also works on both federal and state policy issues, including the Jury ACCESS Act. Prior to joining The Bar in 2013, Laura interned in an LGBT policy organization, focusing on federal immigration reform and has served as a Congressional intern for a United States Senator. Laura is a graduate of the State University of New York College at Oneonta, where she studied Political Science and Spanish. She holds a Master of Public Administration with a concentration in lobbying and advocacy from American University’s School of Public Affairs.