Alumni Top Stories

Alumnus Eric Lesh ’11 Named to City & State’s The Pride Watch List

Stock photo of an award trophy featuring a star

Headshot of Eric Lesh '11, Fair Courts Project Director, Lambda LegalHofstra Law alumnus Eric Lesh ’11, executive director of The LGBT Bar Association and Foundation of Greater New York (LeGaL), is one of 10 people named by City & State to its inaugural The Pride Watch list.

City & State, a media organization dedicated to covering New York’s local and state politics and policy, introduces the list by saying, “These 10 people in the LGBT community have begun to make a name for themselves in New York’s political world — and each of them has plenty of potential to make their mark in the years ahead.”

Before joining LeGaL, Lesh was the Fair Courts Project director for Lambda Legal. City & State notes, “Both at LeGaL and at Lambda Legal, he has worked to combat LGBT bias and discrimination in the legal system.”

In 2017, Lesh was named a Best LGBT Lawyer Under 40 by The National LGBT Bar Association.

View The Pride Watch list on the City & State website.