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Scott Rabe Named One of the Best LGBT Lawyers Under 40


Seyfarth Shaw’s Scott Rabe, partner in the firm’s Labor and Employment department in New York, was selected as one of the Best LGBT Lawyers Under 40 – Class of 2017 by the National LGBT Bar Association. The Best LGBT Lawyers Under 40 - Class of 2017 will be recognized at a special awards ceremony on Thursday, August 3, 2017 in conjunction with the 2017 Lavender Law Conference & Career Fair.

Each year, the LGBT Bar recognizes 40 LGBT legal professionals (practicing lawyers, law professors, corporate counsel, members of the judiciary, politicians, etc.) under the age of 40 who have distinguished themselves in their field and have demonstrated a profound commitment to LGBT equality.

Rabe’s primary focus is defending employers, including a number of Fortune 500 companies, in a wide range of employment discrimination, harassment, and wage and hour matters brought under various federal and state statutes, including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, 42. U.S.C. Section 1981, the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Equal Pay Act, the Employee Retirement Income Security Act, the New York Labor Law, the Minnesota Human Rights Act, the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination, and the Conscientious Employee Protection Act, among others.

Rabe has been recognized as a “Rising Star” by New York Metro Super Lawyers for four years running. He serves on the Board of Directors for The Drama Club, is an active member of LAMBDA Legal’s Young Professionals Council, the Firm’s Diversity and Inclusion Action Team, and the LGBT Bar Association. He regularly represents indigenous clients and non-profit organizations in a variety of pro bono matters.

The National LGBT Bar Association is a national association of lawyers, judges and other legal professionals, law students, activists and affiliated lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender legal organizations. The LGBT Bar promotes justice in and through the legal profession for the LGBT community in all its diversity. You can read more here.