Funds Talk: August 2015
Kramer Levin Wins First Circuit Appeal Declaring Puerto Rico’s Restructuring Act Unconstitutional
The firm has an active LGBT Affinity Group, and provides generous benefits to its employees without regard to sexual orientation or gender identity. Kramer Levin has dedicated thousands of hours to pro bono LGBT-related matters. The firm served as co-counsel with Lambda Legal in the New York State marriage equality cases and has filed amicus briefs in the Dale, Lawrence, Windsor, and Perry cases as well as more recent marriage equality cases. 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. Earlier, the firm represented the lesbian survivor of a September 11 victim in obtaining her fair share of the Victims’ Compensation Fund award.The firm has received much recognition for its LGBT-related work:
Also of note, Litigation Associate Jason Moff was selected as one of the Best LGBT Attorneys Under 40 by the National LGBT Bar Association in 2014. 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.
Litigation Partner Jeffrey S. Trachtman was honored in June 2014 by the LGBT Rights Committee of the New York City Bar Association for his pro bono service to the LGBT community.