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[PROFILE] Bill Lann Lee

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    Bill Lann Lee Partner - LIEFF CABRASER HEIMANN & BERNSTEIN, LLP http://www.lieffcabraser.com/bios/lee.htm Practice Areas: Employment, International and Human
    Message 1 of 1 , Nov 18 4:47 PM
      Bill Lann Lee
      Partner - LIEFF CABRASER HEIMANN & BERNSTEIN, LLP
      http://www.lieffcabraser.com/bios/lee.htm


      Practice Areas: Employment, International and Human Rights

      San Francisco / Washington, D.C.

      E-Mail: blee@...
      Phone: (415) 956-1000
      Fax: (415) 956-1008


      Bar Information

      Admitted to practice in California (1983), New York (1975), the
      Federal District courts of the Central and Northern Districts of
      California, the Courts of Appeal for the D.C., Second, Third,
      Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Ninth and Eleventh Circuits, and the Supreme
      Court of the United States.


      Education

      Columbia Law School (J.D. 1974), Stone Scholar, Best Moot Court
      Brief Prize; Yale College (B.A. 1971), Phi Beta Kappa, magna cum
      laude in History.


      Prior Employment

      Visiting Scholar, Columbia Law School, New York, NY, Feb.-Oct. 2001;
      Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights, United States
      Department of Justice, Washington D.C., Dec. 1997 Jan. 2001; Western
      Regional Counsel, NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc.,
      Los Angeles, CA, 1988-97; Supervising Attorney for Civil Rights
      Litigation, Center for Law in the Public Interest, Los Angeles, CA,
      1983-88; Assistant Counsel, NAACP Legal Defense and Educational
      Fund, Inc., 1974-82; Counsel, Asian American Legal Defense and
      Education Fund, New York, NY, 1979-80; Adjunct Professor of
      Political Science, Fordham University, New York, NY, 1977-80.


      Awards

      Law & Politics magazine "Northern California Super Lawyer" award,
      2004.


      Publications/Presentations

      Symposium Addresses: "Reason, Passion & the Progress of Law:
      Remembering and Advancing the Constitutional Vision of Justice
      William T. Brennan," Dinner Address, 300 Harvard Civil Rights Civil
      Liberties Law Review 321 (1998); Book Review, "In Search of
      Equality, The Chinese Struggle Against Discrimination in Nineteenth
      Century America" by Charles J. McClain, 21 Amerasia Journal 205
      (1995); "For Affirmative Action, Richmond Decision is a Detour, Not
      a Dead End," Op ed, Los Angeles Times, Feb. 8, 1989, at p. 7 (with
      Jack Greenberg); "The Disparate Impact Model and Subjective Criteria
      in Employment Discrimination Litigation," 5 Labor & Employment Law
      News, (Spring 1986) (with Pearl Lattaker); "A Right to An Integrated
      Education: A Survey," 14 Urban Lawyer 423 (1982), "Eliminating
      Barriers to Communications Between Class Action Counsel and Members
      in Actions Brought Pursuant to Rule 23, Federal Rules of Civil
      Procedure," Report of the Committee on Civil Rights of the
      Association of the Bar of the City of New York (1980); "Racial
      Discrimination in the United States," Helsinki Watch Committee
      (1980); "Yung Wing and the Americanization of China," 1 Amerasia
      Journal 25 (1971).



      Member
      American Bar Association (Co Chair, Committee on Class Action and
      Derivative Suits, Litigation Section, 1992-94; Association of the
      Bar of the City of New York, 1975-83, Member, Civil Rights
      Committee, 1979-83; Los Angeles County Bar Association, 1983-97;
      Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference, Central District California
      Lawyer Representative, 1990-93; Southern California Chinese Lawyers
      Association, 1988-97, Member, Board of Governors, 1988-90.
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