Matthew Skinner is the Executive Director of The Richard C. Failla LGBTQ Commission of the New York State Courts, where he works closely with senior court system leadership in efforts to promote equal participation in and access to the courts and legal profession by all persons regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. Prior to assuming his current position with the Office of Court Administration, he led The LGBT Bar Association and Foundation of Greater New York (LeGaL) for four years, litigated at Proskauer Rose LLP, and clerked for the Honorable Richard K. Eaton at the U.S. Court of International Trade. Skinner graduated magna cum laude from the University of Notre Dame in 2006 and Albany Law School in 2009. He was a member of the 2015 class of The National LGBT Bar Association’s Best LGBT Lawyers Under 40 and received a 2019 Impact Award from Gay City News.
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