PHILADELPHIA, August 5, 2019: The National LGBT Bar Association will present Chai Feldblum, a Morgan Lewis partner and director of Workplace Culture Consulting, with the Dan Bradley Award during its annual Lavender Law Conference August 7–9 in Philadelphia. The award, the bar group’s highest honor, recognizes the efforts of a member of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender legal community whose work has led the way in the struggle for equality under the law. It is named for the first chair of the American Bar Association Section of Individual Rights and Responsibility’s Committee on the Rights of Gay People.
Before joining Morgan Lewis, Chai made history as the first openly lesbian commissioner on the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, where she served from 2010 until earlier this year. The LGBT bar is also recognizing Chai for her work as legislative counsel to the AIDS Project of the American Civil Liberties Union; as lead drafter of the American with Disabilities Act; and as legal director for the Campaign for Military Service, which lobbied to overturn “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell.” Additionally, Chai took the lead in drafting the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, legislation seeking to prohibit discrimination by employers on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.
Read more about Chai’s career fighting against all forms of discrimination in this We Are Morgan Lewis feature.