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About Us & Our Mission

Lawyers' Leadership Council for Equality

The Lawyers' Leadership Council for Equality is a coalition comprised of members of BASF’s Marriage Fairness Task Force, the Minority Bar Coalition, the Lawyers' Club of San Francisco, Bay Area Lawyers for Individual Freedom, the National Lesbian and Gay Law Association, and other bar groups to support the fight against the anti-gay marriage initiative (Prop 8). 

Its members are major donors to NO on 8 from the legal community. Donors, organizers, and supporters are heterosexual and LGBT, racially, ethnically, and religiously diverse, and spanning all political perspectives.

To make a donation please visit the No on 8 Web site.

A special thanks to the following donors who have contributed to the No on 8 campaign through the Lawyers' Leadership Council for Equality:

$70,000 Level

  • Morrison & Foerster Attorneys

$40,000 Level

  • Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP Staff and Attorneys

$30,000 Level

  • Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP Lawyers

$25,000 Level

  • Bay Area Lawyers for Individual Freedom (BALIF)
  • Elizabeth J. Cabraser, Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP

$15,000 Level

  • Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP Partners

$10,000 Level

  • Clarence & Dyer LLP
  • Coblentz, Patch, Duffy & Bass LLP
  • Cotchett, Pitre & McCarthy
  • Joseph Cotchett, Cotchett, Pitre & McCarthy
  • Kelly Dermody, Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP
  • John and Tina Keker, Keker & Van Nest LLP
  • Mark A. Lemley, Keker & Van Nest LLP, and Rose Hagan

  • Angela Padilla, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
  • Keith Wetmore, Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • Brian M. Wong, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP and Scott Hofmeister

$6,250 Level

  • Brett Cooper, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

$6,000 Level

  • Mathew dos Santos, Morrison & Foerster LLP and Vincent Novak, Morrison & Foerster LLP

  • Russell Roeca and Roeca Haas Hager LLP

$5,500 Level

  • Dorothy L. Fernandez, Morrison & Foerster LLP

$5,000 Level

  • Arguedas Cassman & Headley
  • Philip Besirof, Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • James J. Brosnahan, Morrison & Foerster
  • James Donato, Cooley Godward Kronish LLP and Rhonda Donato, Northern California Innocence Project
  • David Doyle, Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • Goodin, MacBride, Squeri, Day & Lamprey (Firm and Attorneys)
  • Raoul Kennedy, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
  • Rudy Exelrod & Zieff LLP
  • Linda Scaparotti, Law Offices of Linda M. Scaparotti
  • Robert Sims, Latham & Watkins LLP

$3,500 Level

  • Shay Aaron Gilmore, Carroll, Burdick & McDonough LLP and Mark de la Rosa

$3,000 Level

  • Merri A. Baldwin, Chapman Popik & White LLP
  • Ruth Borenstein, Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • Richard Gilbert, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

  • Mia Mazza, Morrison & Foerster
  • Daniel Purcell, Keker & Van Nest LLP, and Heather Hanly

$2,500 Level

  • Calvo & Clark, LLP
  • Curiale Dellaverson Hirschfeld & Kraemer LLP
  • Christopher Dolan, Dolan Law Firm
  • Sarah Good, Howard Rice Nemerovski Canady Falk & Rab
  • Andrew Nagle, Kirkland & Ellis
  • Stuart Plunkett, Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • Richard M. Segal, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
  • Swanson & McNamara
  • Bobbie Wilson, Howard Rice Nemerovski Canady Falk & Rabkin PC
  • Drew Woodmansee, Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • Marc D. Young, Morrison & Foerster LLP

$2,000 Level

  • Bill Alderman, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
  • Gordon Atkinson, Cooley Godward Kronish LLP
  • Dominic Campodonico, Gordon & Rees
  • Sarah Good, Howard Rice Nemerovski Canady Falk & Rabkin LLP and Kristina Ramos
  • Melinda Haag, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP and Chuck Fanning
  • Teresa Johnson, Howard Rice Nemerovski Canady Falk & Rabkin
  • Gonzalo C. Martinez, Carroll Burdick & McDonough LLP  
  • Patrick R. McCabe, Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • Douglas Young, Farella Braun & Martel LLP 

$1,500 Level

  • Joseph Evall, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
  • Keith Gray, O'Melveny & Myers LLP
  • Spencer Jones, O'Melveny & Myers, and Tyler Barrick
  • O'Melveny & Myers LLP
  • Sean SeLegue, Howard Rice Nemerovski Canady Falk & Rabkin PC
  • David Tsai,  Townsend and Townsend and Crew LLP

$1,300 Level

  • Natalie Naugle, Morrison & Foerster LLP

$1,000 Level

  • Fred Alvarez, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati PC
  • Asian Law Caucus
  • David Balabanian, Bingham McCutchen LLP
  • Brian Bates, Morrison & Foerster
  • Ralph Baxter, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
  • Maria Bernstein, AGI Capital Group
  • Jeff Bleich, Munger Tolles & Olson LLP
  • Debra Bogaards, Pave & Bogaards
  • Daniel Bookin , O'Melveny & Myers LLP
  • Paul Borden, Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • Angela Bradstreet
  • Walt Brown, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
  • Sharon Bunzel, O'Melveny & Myers and Rebecca Hardie, Pacific Gas & Electric
  • Daniel Burkhardt, The Bar Association of San Francisco
  • Callaway & Wolf
  • Norman F. Carlin , Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
  • Stephen Cassidy, Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP
  • Christine Chavez, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
  • Erin Dominguez , Cooley Godward Kronish LLP
  • Scott Ellingson, Baker & McKenzie LLP
  • James Finberg, Altshuler Berzon LLP and Melanie Piech, Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP
  • Scott Fink, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP
  • Kay Fitz-Patrick, Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • Sarah G. Flanagan, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
  • Angel Garganta, Arnold & Porter
  • Melvin Goldman, Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • Daniel Hager, Roeca Haas Hager LLP
  • Laurie Hane, Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • Susan J. Harriman, Keker & Van Nest LLP

  • David Heilbron, Bingham McCutchen LLP
  • David Helbraun, Helbraun Law Firm
  • Jo Hoenninger, Hoenninger Law
  • David Hopmann, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
  • Jim Hough, Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • James Houpt, Orrick, Herrington and Sutcliffe LLP
  • Isamu Inohara, Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • Teresa Johnson , Howard Rice Nemerovski Canady Falk & Rab
  • Michael J. Kass, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
  • Stephen Kaus, Cooper, White & Cooper LLP
  • Steven M. Kaufman, Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • Christopher Kearney, Keker & Van Nest LLP
  • Whitney Leigh, Gonzales & Leigh LLP
  • Joy Kruse, Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP
  • Michael G.W. Lee, Law Offices of Michael Lee
  • Sydney Leung, The Endup
  • Jan Nielsen Little, Keker & Van Nest LLP
  • David Lowe , Rudy, Exelrod & Zieff, LLP
  • Laura Maechtlen, Seyfarth Shaw, LLP
  • Amy Margolin, Howard Rice Nemerovski Canady Falk & Rabkin
  • Raymond C. Marshall, Bingham McCutchen LLP
  • McCown & Evans LLP
  • Scott Nealey, Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein LLP
  • Kathleen Patterson, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
  • Elliot R. Peters, Keker & Van Nest LLP
  • Jinnifer Pitcher, Orrick, Herrington and Sutcliffe LLP
  • Ashok Ramani, Keker & Van Nest LLP
  • James M. Rishwain, Jr .,  Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
  • Jeffrey Ross, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
  • Susanne Scovern, Audet & Partners
  • Michael Sears, Charles Schwab & Co., Inc.
  • David J. Silbert, Keker & Van Nest LLP
  • Jonathan Storper, Hanson Bridgett LLP
  • Jon B. Streeter, Keker & Van Nest LLP
  • Amy Todd, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati PC
  • Michael Tubach, O'Melveny & Myers LLP
  • L. Julius M. Turman, Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP
  • Robert A. Van Nest, Keker & Van Nest LLP

  • Jenny Wald, Hersh Family Law
  • Hon. James L. Warren (Ret.)
  • Hon. Rebecca Westerfield, JAMS
  • Bobbie Wilson, Howard Rice Nemerovski Canady Falk & Rabkin
  • Douglas Winthrop, Howard Rice Nemerovski Canady Falk & Rabkin
  • Marc Young, Morrison & Foerster LLP

$750 Level

  • Kevin Fong, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
  • Seth Galanter, Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • Terri Garland, Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • Larry Katzin, Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • Tom Magnani, Howard Rice Nemerovski Canady Falk & Rabkin

$700 Level

  • Nancy Thomas, Morrison & Foerster LLP

$500 Level

  • Christa Anderson, Keker & Van Nest LLP
  • Charles Barquist, Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • Laurel Beeler, U.S. Attorney's Office
  • James M. Bergin, Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • Asim Bhansali, Keker & Van Nest LLP
  • Bluer & Bluer, LLP
  • Susan Bluer , Bluer & Bluer, LLP
  • Lisa Brewer, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
  • Walter Conroy, Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • Mark W. Danis, Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • Roger Davis, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
  • Daralyn Durie, Keker & Van Nest LLP
  • J. Eric Elliff, Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • Anna Erickson White, Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • Donald Falk, Mayer Brown LLP
  • Brian L. Ferrall, Keker & Van Nest LLP
  • Ronald Flynn, San Francisco City Attorneys Office
  • Martin Glick, Howard Rice Nemerovski Canady Falk & Rabkin
  • Joan M. Haratani, Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP
  • Laurel Headley, Arguedas Cassman & Headley
  • John Hendricks, Lafayette & Kumagai LLP
  • Lynne Hermle, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
  • Frederick Hertz, Law Office of Frederick Hertz
  • Steven A. Hirsch, Keker & Van Nest LLP
  • Stephen Jackson, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
  • Todd Jackson, Lewis, Feinberg, Lee, Renaker & Jackson, PC
  • Risha Jamison, Latham & Watkins
  • S. Anne Johnson, Hanson Bridgett LLP
  • John Kavanagh, Carroll Burdick & McDonough
  • Khurshid Khoja, Thelen LLP
  • Barbara Klementz, Baker & McKenzie
  • Thomas F. Kostic, Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • Mina Titi Liu, Asian Law Caucus
  • Carl H. Loewenson, Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • Thomas Magnani, Howard Rice Nemerovski Canady Falk & Rabkin
  • Brian McDonald, Jones Day
  • Michael  McAndrews, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
  • Christine McCarthy, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
  • Rachael E. Meny, Keker & Van Nest LLP
  • Scott Moore, Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • Larren Nashelsky, Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • Robert M. Peterson, Carlson, Calladine & Peterson LLP
  • Matthew Poppe, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
  • Teresa Renaker, Lewis, Feinberg, Lee, Renaker & Jackson,  P.C.
  • Clement Roberts, Keker & Van Nest LLP
  • Kent M. Roger, Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP
  • Jason Satterfield, Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • Laura Schlichtmann, Cotchett Pitre & McCarthy
  • Mark Schreiber, Cooper, White & Cooper LLP
  • Amitai Schwartz, Law Office of Amitai Schwartz
  • Karen Snell, Law Offices of Karen Snell
  • Michael Jacob Steel, Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • Donald P. Sullivan, Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP
  • Ragesh K. Tangri, Keker & Van Nest LLP
  • Karen Thompson, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
  • Wendy J. Thurm, Keker & Van Nest LLP
  • Wendy Tice-Wallner, The Tice-Wallner Group
  • Sarah Tigerman , UC Hastings
  • Miriam Vogel, Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • Larry Wollert, II, FedEx Freight West, Inc.
  • Kyle Wong, Cooley Godward Kronish LLP
  • Cathleen Yonahara, Freeland Cooper & Foreman LLP

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