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Elimination of Bias

Legal Developments in LGBTQ Employment Discrimination Law

Laws prohibiting sexual orientation and gender identity discrimination have shifted rapidly in recent years. This training will describe the current state of federal and California law protecting LGBTQ workers and workers with HIV/AIDS, and identify practical considerations when advising LGBTQ, especially transgender, clients in these claims.

Nako, Lindsay

Lindsay Nako, Esq.
Director of Litigation & Training
Impact Fund

Ms. Nako has spent her career representing employees in employment discrimination and employee benefits class actions, including cases brought on behalf of employees and job applicants alleging discrimination based on race, nationality, and gender; pension plan participants and beneficiaries arising from imprudent investment of plan assets; and employees who have suffered illegal vacation pay forfeitures. She currently serves as class counsel in the nation-wide gender discrimination class action, Ellis v. Costco Wholesale.

Ms. Nako graduated Phi Beta Kappa and Highest Honors from University of California, Berkeley (B.A., 2001), and received her law degree from University of California, Berkeley School of Law (J.D., 2005). Before joining the Impact Fund, Ms. Nako was a shareholder at the Oakland-based law firm Lewis, Feinberg, Lee & Jackson, P.C. She also has taught as an Adjunct Professor at the University of California, Berkeley School of Law. She is a frequent speaker on class action and employment litigation issues.

Ms. Nako was named a “Top Woman Attorney in Northern California” and “Northern California Rising Star” by Super Lawyers Magazine and San Francisco Magazine each year from 2009 to 2015, and received the East Bay Community Law Center’s annual Attorney Award in 2012. She is a Lawyer Representative to the Ninth Circuit Judicial Council, and a member of the National Employment Lawyers Association. Ms. Nako is admitted to practice law in California.

Nahmias, David

David Nahmias, Esq.
Law Fellow
Impact Fund

Mr. Nahmias is a Law Fellow at the Impact Fund, where he supports the organization’s ongoing docket of social justice class action and impact litigation, amicus work, attorney trainings on impact litigation, and advocacy. He also manages Impact LGBTQ, which is expanding the community of advocates for low-wage LGBTQ workers in California’s Bay Area and Central Valley through attorney MCLE trainings, Know Your Rights workshops, and litigation. A 2018 graduate of U.C. Berkeley Law, Mr. Nahmias served as a Supervising Editor of the California Law Review and the Editor-in-Chief of the Berkeley Journal of International Law, and interned/externed with the International Human Rights Law Clinic, California Rural Legal Assistance, Inc., Legal Aid at Work, the East Bay Community Law Center, and the chambers of the Hon. Charles R. Breyer (N.D. Cal.). Before law school, Mr. Nahmias worked for five years at Ashoka, a global non-profit organization supporting social entrepreneurship in Washington D.C. and Mexico City as a Fulbright Scholar. He graduated in 2010 magna cum laude from Claremont McKenna College with a degree in International Relations and Spanish. David is admitted to practice law in California.

Date: Monday, March 11, 2019

Time: Check-In: 11:45 am; Presentation: 12:00—1:00 pm

Lindsay Nako, Esq., Director of Litigation & Training, Impact Fund

David Nahmias, Esq., Law Fellow, Impact Fund

Place: SCBA Office, 111 Santa Rosa Ave., Ste. 222, Santa Rosa, CA 95404.
NOTE: Parking for this seminar is ONLY available in the Public Parking Garage at 555 First Street.
Do not park in the parking lot at 111 Santa Rosa Avenue.

MCLE: 1.0 Unit Participatory MCLE Credit in Elimination of Bias

Registration Fee: $60–SCBA Members; $75–Public;
Student: $20 (The student discount is now available online for SCBA Student Members. Students who are not members of SCBA may utilize the student discount by downloading the registration form and submitting it with proof of current enrollment to the SCBA Offices. For more information on becoming a member of SCBA, please contact Susan Demers at (707) 542-1190 ext. 18.)

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