Corporate Counsel Division

The LGBT Bar’s Corporate Counsel Division consists of LGBT and Ally in-house attorneys on an international scale.

Benefits for Division members include:

  • Directory Access

    Access to the Bar’s LGBT and Ally Corporate Counsel Directory

  • Online Community Group

    Access to an exclusive online community group only for in-house counsel

  • Educational Opportunities

    Various educational opportunities, including the Corporate Counsel Institute, which takes place every year at the LGBT Bar’s Lavender Law Conference & Career Fair.

Out & Proud Corporate Counsel Award Receptions:

The LGBT Bar also holds Out & Proud Corporate Counsel Award Receptions throughout the U.S. and in London honoring in-house attorneys and their allies who take a lead in living openly and proudly. All corporate counsel are welcome at these receptions and provided complimentary tickets.

Corporate Counsel Division Advisory Committee:

  • Wesley Bizzell, Assistant General Counsel and Director of Political Law & Ethics Programs, Altria Client Services, LLC
  • Romulo “Romy” Diaz, Jr., Vice President & General Counsel, PECO Energy
  • Jason Gibson, Associate General Counsel Regency Centers
  • Malik Lewis, Senior Compensation Counsel, Liberty Mutual Insurance
  • Lauren Mutti, Vice President – Employment Counsel, Southern Glazer’s Wine and Spirits
  • Michelle Peak, Director & Senior Attorney, American Airlines
  • Mark “Rick” Richardson, Vice President and Associate General Counsel, Dispute Resolution and Prevention, GlaxoSmithKline
  • Jim Rogers, Chief Legal Officer,
  • William Tran, Vice President, Business and Legal Affairs, Production Risk Team Viacom
  • Travis Torrence, Vice President – Legal, Jiffy Lube International
  • Michelle Waites, Senior Patent Counsel, Xerox Corporation
  • Joseph White, Vice President & Associate General Counsel, Office Depot

Interested in joining the Corporate Counsel Division? Contact the LGBT Bar’s Director of External Affairs, Paul Thaler, at for more information.