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SAN FRANCISCO (February 3, 2012) — Seyfarth Shaw LLP is proud to announce that Labor & Employment partner and member of the firm’s Diversity Action Team Executive Committee, Laura Maechtlen, has been elected to serve on the Board of Directors of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Bar Foundation beginning February 2012. Over the course of her one-year term, Maechtlen will focus coordinating activities for corporate counsel.
The LGBT Bar Foundation is associated with the LGBT Bar Association. In 1992, the LGBT Bar became officially affiliated with the American Bar Association (ABA) and now works closely with the ABA’s Section on Individual Rights and Responsibilities and its Committee on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity.
The LGBT Bar Association is a membership-based organization, open to all legal professionals and law students without regard to age, race, religion, gender, color, national origin, ancestry, disability, political affiliation, sexual orientation or gender identity. The LGBT Bar embraces the involvement of individuals from every segment of our diverse community and welcomes participation of people of color and persons with disabilities. Maechtlen was involved with the LGBT Bar Association Board from 2002-2011.
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