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COMMISSION ON SEXUAL ORIENTATION AND GENDER IDENTITY

2024 Stonewall Awards

ABA Midyear Meeting | Louisville, KY

AWARD RECIPIENTS: Janice Grubin, Mark Johnson Roberts, Paula E. Boggs

AWARD RECIPIENTS: Janice Grubin, Mark Johnson Roberts, Paula E. Boggs

Stonewall Awards at ABA Midyear Meeting 2024 in Louisville, KY

Honorees 2024

Janice Grubin

Mark Johnson Roberts

Paula E. Boggs

Video Interviews
 

Janice Grubin
Barclay Damon LLP

Paula E. Boggs
Founder of Boggs Media, LLC

 

Mark Johnson Roberts
Family Lawyer and Bar Association Leader

 

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Cornerstone Research

ABA Antitrust Law Section

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ABA Civil Rights and Social Justice Section

ABA Tort Trial & Insurance Section

ABA Commission on Hispanic Legal Rights & Responsibilities

Kathleen J. Hopkins


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ABA Business Law Section
ABA Commission on Women in the Profession
Law Offices of Marvin S.C. Dang, LLLC
ABA Section of Intellectual Property Law
ABA Litigation Section
Oregon Delegation
LGBT Bar Association of Greater New York

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Biographies


Janice Grubin

BARCLAY DAMON LLP

Janice Grubin is a partner at Barclay Damon LLP in New York, where she has a prominent commercial insolvency practice and is a founding member of the firm’s LGBTQIA+ Employee Affinity Network, created in 2022 to enhance a workplace culture where individuals of all sexual orientations, gender identities and gender expressions feel safe and supported.  She has worked to diversify the New York bench both in evaluating candidates and in encouraging LGBT lawyers and aspiring lawyers about how to become a judge and assisting them in identifying pathways to pursue. Grubin has been the first vice president and co-chair of the Judiciary Committee of the LGBT Bar Association and Foundation of Greater New York for more than 12 years, where she focuses on evaluating and endorsing openly LGBT candidates for appointed seats on the federal bench and on the New York Court of Appeals. She is a member of the Path-to-the-Bench Working Groups for the Connecticut and New York chapters of the American Constitution Society.  Grubin has a B.A. from Reed College in Portland, Oregon, and a J.D. from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in New York. 

Mark Johnson Roberts
NATIONAL LGBT BAR ASSOCIATION

Mark Johnson Roberts is a former board co-chair of the National Lesbian & Gay Law Association (now the National LGBT Bar Association), former chair of the ABA SOGI and former president of the Oregon State Bar. He co-founded the Oregon Gay & Lesbian Law Association as well as a group that later became the Basic Rights Oregon Legal Advisory Team, which designed and implemented a legal strategy for achieving marriage equality in the state and coordinated efforts with national organizations. Johnson Roberts assisted in drafting  Oregon’s civil union law and served as lead attorney on several cases, including Martinez  v. Kulongoski, the first case that attempted to overturn the state’s “defense of marriage” constitutional amendment. Johnson Roberts has a B.A. from Reed College in Portland, Oregon, and a J.D. from the University of California at Berkeley School of Law.

Paula E. Boggs
FOUNDER OF BOGGS MEDIA, LLC

Paula Boggs is the founder of Boggs Media, LLC, a business that manages her music, speaking, and other creative business activities. She is a Tedx©Speaker, Writer, Lawyer, Army Veteran, and Musician. She is also a Board Member of numerous organizations. Paula Boggs served as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary at Starbucks Corporation from 2002 to 2012. In 2009, NASDAQ©️ named her its top general counsel. Her prior professional experience includes serving as Vice President Legal at Dell Computer Corporation, and as a partner at the law firm of Preston Gates & Ellis, LLP. She also had a 14-year career in public service, including as an Assistant U.S. Attorney, and in various capacities as an attorney for the U.S. Army, the Department of Defense and the White House Office of Legal Counsel. She served eight years as a Regular Officer in the United States Army, earned Army Airborne wings and a Congressional appointment to the US Naval Academy – among America’s first women to do so.  Boggs has a B.A. from The Johns Hopkins University and a J.D. from the University of California at Berkeley School of Law.

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