|Gerardo Gomez Galvis
"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."
Through the Pride @ Work Network and related programs, 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.
- Brad Snyder, former Executive Director, LeGaL
- Chris Cormier, former Director of Political Advocacy at Gill
- Christine Quinn, former Speaker of the New York City
- 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
» Watch a
video interview with Roberta Kaplan and Edith Windsor taped during
the firm's most recent LGBT Networking Reception