Bill Lann Lee

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Template:TOCnestleft Bill Lann shareholder at Lewis, Feinberg, Lee & Jackson, P.C., where he prosecutes civil rights and disability rights actions. Mr. Lee is a 40-year veteran civil rights lawyer. From December 1997 to January 2001, Mr. Lee served as assistant attorney general for the Civil Rights Division in the United States Department of Justice in the Clinton Administration, as the nation’s top civil rights prosecutor.

Before joining Lewis Feinberg in 2007, Mr. Lee was a partner at the firm of Lieff, Cabraser, Heimann & Bernstein, LLP, from 2001-2006. Earlier in his career, he spent 18 years as an attorney with the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, the law firm founded by Justice Thurgood Marshall, in New York City and Los Angeles. He headed the Legal Defense Fund’s western regional office in Los Angeles. He also prosecuted employment discrimination class actions for the Center for Law in the Public Interest in Los Angeles.

Super Lawyers magazine has named Mr. Lee one of the Top 100 Northern California Lawyers each year since 2011, and a Northern California Super Lawyer each year since 2004. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including from the U.S. Department of Justice, the American Bar Association, the California State Bar, the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, the Organization of Chinese Americans and the Asian American Bar Association. He is a graduate of Columbia University Law School and Yale College.[1]

Center for American Progress

In 2005 Bill Lann Lee served as a trustee[2] of Center for American Progress. Former Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights

Advancement Project board member

Board members of the Advancement Project, as of March 2013;[3]