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The firm has an active LGBT Affinity Group that meets internally on a regular basis, and that advocates for the improvement and betterment of the rights of LGBT individuals. The firm provides generous benefits to its employees without regard to sexual orientation or gender identity.
Kramer Levin has dedicated hundreds of hours to pro bono LGBT-related matters. In 2010, the firm was co-counsel with the ACLU in McMillen v. Itawamba County School District, a case in Mississippi brought on behalf of an openly lesbian student who was denied the right to attend her high school prom with her girlfriend as her date and wearing her attire of choice, a tuxedo.
The firm has received much recognition for its LGBT-related work:
Also of note, Kramer Levin attorney Norman C. Simon was selected as one of the Best LGBT Attorneys Under 40 by the National LGBT Bar Association. This list honors and recognizes legal professionals under the age of 40 who have distinguished themselves in their field and demonstrated a profound commitment to LGBT equality.