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LGBT bar group honors Lawyers Under 40
From a news release
2012-07-18

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The National LGBT Bar Association has announced its Best LGBT Lawyers Under 40 Class of 2012. The award is presented annually to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender legal professionals under the age of 40 who have distinguished themselves in their field and demonstrated a profound commitment to LGBT equality.

"We are thrilled to honor the next generation of LGBT legal professionals," said D'Arcy Kemnitz, executive director of the National LGBT Bar Association. "Every individual recognized has made unique contributions to the fight for equality."

The National LGBT Bar Association's congratulations go out to all of this year's winners:

Ara Babaian

Owner/Partner

Encore Law Group

Brian Basinger

Associate

King & Spalding

Flor Bermudez

Youth in Out-of-Home Care Staff Attorney

Lambda Legal

Richard Bettan

Associate

Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP

Joshua Block

Staff Attorney

ACLU LGBT and AIDS Project

Alex Calero

Senior Corporate Counsel

California Department of Corrections

Chris Carolan

Partner

Seyfarth Shaw

Lee Carpenter

Assistant Professor

Temple University School of Law

Justin Carroll

Associate

Jones Day

Dalton Courson

Member

Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann LLC

Anneke Diem

Associate

Quarles & Brady LLP

IvÃˇn Espinoza-Madrigal

Staff Attorney

Lambda Legal

Michael Gottlieb

Managing Associate

Orrick, Herrington, & Sutcliffe LLC

Lindsay Harrison

Partner

Jenner & Block

Elizabeth Hodges-Williams

Attorney/Owner

Hodges-Williams LLC

Melissa Houghtaling

Shareholder/Attorney

Heltzer & Houghtaling

Jane Holzer

Supervising Attorney

Housing Preservation Project

Michael Jarecki

Principal

Law Office of Michael Jarecki

Andrea Khoury

Program Administrator and Assistant Staff Director

American Bar Association Center on Children and the Law

John Koss

Attorney

Mintz Levin

Harper Jean Tobin

Policy Counsel

National Center for Transgender Equality

Joseph Landau

Board Chair

Immigration Equality

Alyssa Lareau

Trial Attorney

Department of Justice

Paul Lee

Pro Bono Administrator

Dechert

Givonna Long

Associate

Ulmer and Berne

Joseph Manicki

Partner

Sidley Austin

Nathan Pearman

Associate

Bickel and Brewer

Luke Platzer

Partner

Jenner & Block

Jeremy Protas

Associate

Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP

Lori Rifkin

Trial Attorney

Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division

Manuel RÃ"denas

Lawyer/Coordinator

Psychological and Social Program for Madrid LGBT Community

Cathy Sakimura

Staff Attorney and Family Protection Project Coordinator

National Center for Lesbian Rights

Amy Slusser

Attorney

Robins Kaplan Miller and Ciresi

Dee Spagnuolo

Litigation Associate

Ballard Spahr

Ryan Steinman

Associate

O'Melveny & Myers LLP

Christopher Stearns

Assistant General Counsel

ARAMARK Corporation

Virginia Tent

Associate

Latham & Watkins

Alex Wagner

Special Advisor to the Deputy Assistant Secretary

Department of Defense

Joseph Wardenski

Trial Attorney

Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division

Robert Wiley

Attorney, Chair of Sexual Orientation and Law Practice Group

National Employment Lawyers Association

Below is the National Center for Lesbian Rights release on their attorney being named to the list:

The National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) is proud to announce that Cathy Sakimura, NCLR's Family Protection Project Director, was named one of this year's Best Lawyers under 40 by the National Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Bar Association.

Since joining NCLR in 2006, Sakimura has worked to improve access to family law services for low-income LGBT parents and their children, with a focus on increasing comprehensive and culturally competent services to families of color. Sakimura's recent victories include winning adoption rights for a lesbian mother whose petition to adopt was previously rejected by a Family Court in Hawaii, and co-counseling one of the first successful custody cases on behalf of the parent of a transgender child.

Sakimura's recent precedent-setting court decisions include Chatterjee v. King, in which the New Mexico Supreme Court established crucial new protections for non-biological mothers raising children with a same-sex partner, and E.C. v. J.V., in which California's 3rd District Court of Appeal affirmed that legal recognition of parentage is dependent upon the relationship between parent and child and not upon sexual orientation, gender, or marital status.

The LGBT Bar Association established the annual Best LGBT Lawyers under 40 award to recognize outstanding lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender legal professionals under the age of 40 who have distinguished themselves in their field and demonstrated a profound commitment to LGBT equality.


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