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The Honor Rollscales of justice

NQAPIA thanks the following law firms and corporate legal departments for their pro bono support and diversity and inclusion partnerships to support the LGBTQ Asian community over the past year.


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3M Legal Department (St. Paul) drafted model guidance language for NQAPIA to propose to the Department of Homeland Security to prohibit profiling on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, and gender-identity in immigration enforcement and national security.

Dechert LLP (New York) sponsored the national launch of NQAPIA’s family acceptance campaign with a press conference for Asian ethnic media and a VIP reception for supporters.

Fish & Richardson
Fish & Richardson LLP (Dallas/Minneapolis) advised how NQAPIA could air our family acceptance Public Service Announcements (PSAs) on certain ethnic television stations by working directly with their cable operators under a novel “two-minute per hour” reserved ad time.

Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson
Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP (New York) hosted a program with AABANY offering a legal and political analysis of the impact of recent executive orders and policy proposals on the LGBTQ Asian American and South Asian community.

Harris, Wiltshire & Grannis
Harris, Wiltshire & Grannis LLP (Washington, DC) detailed the mechanics of filing complaints to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and assisted NQAPIA to comment on proposed FCC rulemaking regarding media diversity in programming for LGBTQ Asians.

Linklaters LLP (Tokyo) convened a discussion between NQAPIA and Japanese professionals in law and finance on promoting LGBTQ acceptance in Japan through petitions on same-sex marriage and LGBTQ people serving as foster parents.

McDermott Will & Emery
McDermott Will & Emery LLP (Washington, DC/New York) drafted an LGBTQ amicus brief for NQAPIA at the US Supreme Court in United States v. Texas to defend President’s Obama’s executive actions on immigrant’s rights.

Schiff Hardin
Schiff Hardin LLP (Chicago) hosted a press conference and VIP reception for LGBTQ Asian attorneys, professionals, and community members to launch NQAPIA’s family LGBTQ acceptance and unconditional love PSAs in the Midwest.

Orrick, Herrington & SutcliffeBaker & McKenzieMcDermott Will & Emery
Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP (San Francisco), Baker & McKenzie LLP (New York) and McDermott Will & Emery LLP (Washington, DC) hosted NQAPIA’s annual LGBTQ Asian American/South Asian Lawyers Reception, which provided networking opportunities, peer-support, and speakers from the bench.

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP (Los Angeles/Houston/Chicago) drafted an amicus brief at the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in Hawaii v. Trump challenging President Trump’s second Muslim travel-ban, in conjunction with Immigration Equality and the NYC Anti-Violence Project.

White & Case
White & Case LLP (Washington, DC) researched asylum law and held a lawyers’ debate showing how bisexual people are members of a persecuted social class.


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