Washington D.C. – Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce that Pittsburgh-based Commercial Litigator Jesse Ryan Loffler has been named president-elect of the National LGBT Bar Foundation’s board of directors after serving for two years as its Treasurer. The LGBT Bar will celebrate his ascendency to leadership with a special inaugural event on April 25, 2019, in Washington, D.C. The LGBT Bar is a national association of lawyers, law students, judges, and other legal professionals that promotes justice in and through the legal profession for the LGBTQ+ community in all its diversity.
Loffler focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation and has handled a diverse range of matters relating to securities law, shareholder litigation, contract, governmental and internal investigations, insurance, real estate, bankruptcy and employment disputes at the trial and appellate levels of the state and federal courts, including the United States Supreme Court. Loffler also maintains an extensive pro bono practice serving a diverse range of clients in impact litigation, including matters relating to LGBTQ+ and political asylum, voting rights, women’s access to health care, and transgender rights. He was the recipient of the E. Nathaniel Gates Award in 2018, awarded by the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in New York City, as a result of his extensive pro bono service. Loffler also sits on the Diversity Committee and the LGBTQ Attorney Resource Group at the firm, where he promotes diversity and inclusion.
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