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Alumnus Eris Lesh ’11 Named a Best LGBT Lawyer Under 40

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Headshot of Eric Lesh '11, Fair Courts Project Director, Lambda LegalAlumnus Eric Lesh ’11, the Fair Courts Project director for Lambda Legal, was named a Best LGBT Lawyer Under 40 by The National LGBT Bar Association.

Each year, the LGBT Bar recognizes LGBT legal professionals (practicing lawyers, law professors, corporate counsel, members of the judiciary, politicians, etc.) under the age of 40 who have distinguished themselves in their field and have demonstrated a profound commitment to LGBT equality.

In his work for Lambda Legal — the oldest and largest national legal organization committed to achieving full recognition of the rights of LGBT people and people affected by HIV — Lesh focuses on judicial independence and access to justice issues. He works on initiatives to promote diversity on the bench, combat bias in the legal system, and defend the judiciary from attacks that threaten LGBT- and HIV-related civil rights.

Before joining Lambda Legal, Lesh, who was an LGBT Rights Fellow at Hofstra Law, worked for the Wall Street firm of Beigelman, Feiner & Feldman, where he focused on appellate practice.

The Best LGBT Lawyers Under 40 Class of 2017 will be presented at the Lavender Law Conference & Career Fair, which will be held Aug. 3, 2017, in San Francisco, California.