Press Release

Justin Weitz Named One of 2022’s Best LGBTQ+ Lawyers Under 40 by the LGBTQ+ Bar

July 28, 2022

WASHINGTON, DC, July 28, 2022: As part of the annual Lavender Law conference, the LGBTQ+ Bar recognized partner Justin Weitz as one of the Best LGBTQ+ lawyers under 40. Each year, the LGBTQ+ Bar highlights legal professionals who have distinguished themselves in their field and have demonstrated a profound commitment to LGBTQ+ equality. Justin also was a featured speaker at the conference, discussing US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) priorities and securities enforcement alongside senior SEC officials.

Justin advises clients on complex financial, securities, and procurement enforcement matters, as well as the dynamic area of cryptocurrency. He served in the US Department of Justice (DOJ) for nearly 10 years, most recently as the acting principal assistant chief in the Criminal Division’s Market Integrity and Major Frauds Unit. Justin previously served as a Trial Attorney in the Public Integrity Section of the DOJ.

Morgan Lewis’s LGBTQ+ Lawyer Network is one of several groups that regularly meets to support the recruiting, retention, and professional development of diverse lawyers. Our LGBTQ+ Lawyer Network, in collaboration with our pro bono practice, routinely takes on cases involving LGBTQ+ immigration and civil rights issues. The firm’s larger diversity and inclusion (D&I) program includes a multifaceted approach that influences how we service clients, collaborate with colleagues, and recruit prospective Morgan Lewis lawyers and administrative professionals, and how we engage the communities in which we live and practice.