LGBT Committee Meeting


June 18, 2019 6:30 pm

Date/Time Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
Location Cardi & Edgar, LLP, 99 Madison Ave., 8th Fl., NYC.
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In honor of Pride month, the LGBT committee is pleased to announce that Dr. Jillian Weiss will be speaking at the next committee meeting.  Dr. Weiss is a leader on LGBT issues and will be sharing her thoughts on recent court proceedings involving the rights of transgender students.

Dr. Jillian Weiss is Of Counsel to the law firm of Outten & Golden LLP, and a member of the firm’s LGBTQ Practice Group. Prior to joining the firm in 2019, Dr. Weiss was Executive Director of the
Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund, a Professor of Law & Society at Ramapo College, and in private law practice. She received her B.A. from Yeshiva University in 1983, her J.D. from Seton Hall University in 1986, and her Ph.D. from Northeastern University in 2004.

Dr. Weiss co-litigated the first transgender employment rights cases with the U.S. Equal Employment
Opportunity Commission and the U.S. Department of Justice. She has published several law review
articles on transgender legal issues, was the first transgender member of the Board of Directors of
Lambda Legal, and is a member of the Committee on Labor & Employment for the Association of the Bar of the City of New York.

She was the longtime Chair of the annual Transgender Law Symposium, and founding Executive
Director of the National Transgender Bar Association. Dr. Weiss has also consulted with major
corporations, public agencies and educational institutions regarding gender identity policies, including
Harvard University, Boeing and New York City. She has received several awards for her advocacy for
the LGBTQ community, including the New York State LGBT Bar Association’s Community Vision
Award and the Arthur Leonard Award for Service from the LGBT Rights Committee of the New York
City Bar Association.

Dr. Weiss is admitted to practice in New York and New Jersey, and is a member of the New York City
Bar’s Labor & Employment Committee, National Employment Lawyer’s Association and the American
Bar Association. She is also admitted to practice in the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, the
District of New Jersey, and the Eleventh Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals.