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Gerardo Gomez Galvis
Associate, Litigation

"Pride @ Work has enriched my experience at Paul, Weiss through its substantive programming, social gatherings, mentoring programs, and the many lifelong friendships formed. The firm's support of LGBT causes showcases its deep-rooted committment to diversity and equality in the workplace."

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Through the affinity group Pride @ Work, our firm fosters mentoring and networking among lawyers, and organizes events of interest. The firm has a proud tradition of serving the public interest and we represent LGBT clients and causes in a wide variety of pro bono matters that reflect the diverse issues facing the LGBT community.

Most recently, the firm represented Edith Windsor before the U.S. Supreme Court and victoriously overturned Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which had previously denied equal federal benefits to same-sex married couples. We work tirelessly for broad cultural change for those persecuted in the U.S. or abroad due to their sexual orientation.

LGBT Networking and Events

Paul, Weiss was one of the first large law firms to host an LGBT networking event for the business and legal communities. We have continued to host similar events. Past speakers have included:

  • Edith Windsor, Activist and Plaintiff in U.S. v. Windsor
  • Brad Snyder, former Executive Director, LeGaL
  • Chris Cormier, former Director of Political Advocacy at Gill Action
  • Christine Quinn, former Speaker of the New York City Council
  • Evan Wolfson, Founder and President of Freedom to Marry
  • James Esseks, Director of the ACLU LGBT and AIDS Project
  • Mary Bonauto, Civil Rights Project Director, GLAD


ยป Watch a video interview with Roberta Kaplan and Edith Windsor taped during the firm's most recent LGBT Networking Reception

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