Richard Saenz (he/him) is a Senior Attorney and the Criminal Justice and Police Misconduct Strategist at Lambda Legal, the oldest and largest national legal organization committed to achieving full recognition of the civil rights of LGBTQ people and those living with HIV. He focuses his work on the criminal justice system, coordinating litigation and policy work on behalf of incarcerated people and against the criminalization of LGBTQ people. Currently, Richard serves as a Board Member of the Anti-Violence Project (AVP) and is the Programming Chair of the LGBTQ Law Section of the New York State Bar Association. Richard has been named a Hispanic National Bar Association’s Top Lawyers Under 40 and a National LGBT Bar Association’s Best LGBT Lawyers Under 40. He received his Juris Doctor from Fordham University School of Law, where he was a Stein Scholar for Public Interest Law and Ethics. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from Georgetown University.
Discrimination to Incarceration Pipeline for LGBTQ+ People: A Litigation Perspective
Protecting the Rights of Our Diverse LGBTQ+ Community