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Seyfarth's Boston Office Sponsors Massachusetts LGBTQ Bar Association Holiday Dinner

12/12/2011

Seyfarth Shaw's Boston office, with contributions from the Boston Diversity Action Team, recently served as the exclusive sponsor of the Massachusetts LGBTQ Bar Association Holiday Dinner. The event was held on December 8 at Petit Robert Central in downtown Boston. Nearly 100 prominent members of the legal profession attended, including judges, in-house counsel, and local law students. Boston office associate Ryan Malloy, a member of the Bar Association, co-organized the event, and Boston partner Lynn Kappelman delivered opening remarks. Lynn's speech highlighted the many successes achieved by the LGBTQ community during the past year, including passage of the Massachusetts Transgender Equal Rights Bill, successful challenges to the Defense of Marriage Act, including the filing of an amicus brief in the First Circuit signed by the firm and 70 national employers, and increased protections for students against bullying in Massachusetts schools. The firm was recognized at the event for its commitment to equal rights and the community.