NEW YORK (May 5, 2008) — McDermott Will & Emery is pleased to announce that Lisa A. Linsky, partner in the Firm's Trial Department and chair of McDermott's Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Diversity Committee, has been elected as the Board Secretary of Lambda Legal's Board of Directors. Ms. Linsky was also elected to Lambda's Executive Committee of the Board. She was elected to Lambda Legal's Board of Directors in February 2007.
Lambda Legal is a national organization committed to achieving full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and those with HIV through impact litigation, education and public policy work. For more information visit www.lambdalegal.com.
As a member of the Trial Department, Ms. Linsky focuses her practice on general business litigation, client counseling, environmental and toxic tort litigation. She is also a member of the Firm's Stock Options Working Group and handles corporate and other business investigations. Ms. Linsky has received numerous awards for her distinguished service, is a published author and has a wide range of public speaking and teaching experience in addition to her litigation.
McDermott Will & Emery's commitment to diversity arises from this clear, simple and indisputable principle: diversity is necessary for us to achieve excellence in all aspects of providing services to our clients. The Firm has three diversity committees: the Racial & Ethnic Diversity Committee, the Gender Diversity Committee and the LGBT Diversity Committee, all of whose chairs report directly to the Firm's management on recommendations for diversity-related policies, procedures and initiatives that they believe need to be pursued. These initiatives can range from hiring, retention and promotion to ensuring that diversity remains a key component in all major Firm-wide strategic decisions.