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Leah Nutting, Esq.

Board Member

Leah Nutting is a Staff Attorney in Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP’s San Francisco office. Her legal experience includes securities, antitrust, and patent litigation, SEC investigations, consumer class actions, bankruptcy adversary proceedings, and pro bono work for the National Center for Lesbian Rights. Prior to Lieff Cabraser, Leah was a contract attorney at Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, and an associate at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe and Clifford Chance.

Leah is a long-time supporter of the NCLR’s mission and is an advocate for LGBT rights. As a member of Bay Area Lawyers for Individual Freedom (BALIF), Leah contributed to BALIF’s amicus efforts challenging the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), California’s Proposition 8, and similar state marriage bans, collaborating with the NCLR and other civil rights organizations and bar associations. Leah served as a member of BALIF’s board from 2013 to 2015, developing programs for legal education and discussion of issues affecting the LGBT community, as well as coordinating BALIF’s amicus briefs submitted in marriage equality cases in multiple U.S. Courts of Appeals and in the U.S. Supreme Court.

Leah earned her J.D. from Harvard Law School and her B.A. in Anthropology from the University of California at Berkeley, where she was a Regents Scholar.

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