Rosalyn Richter currently is a senior counsel in the New York office of Arnold & Porter. She handles a range of complex litigation at both the trial and appellate, and also serves as a mediator/arbitrator/referee. Prior to joining the firm, Justice Richter spent thirty years on the NYS bench, including eleven years on the Appellate Division, First Department. During her lengthy tenure as a trial judge, she heard criminal, civil and matrimonial cases. She currently is an adjunct professor at Columbia Law School and previously taught at both Brooklyn and New York Law Schools. Justice Richter was Executive Director and a special litigation attorney at Lambda Legal Defense Fund in the early 1980s, and has a long history of service to the LGBTQ community. She is a former member of the Boards of Directors of Lambda Legal Defense Fund, the NY LGBTQ Community Center and SAGE. She has received many awards including the Dan Bradley award from the National LGBTQ Bar Association, a Diversity Champion Award from the NYC Bar Association, the Ruth Schapiro award from the NYS Bar Association, and the Benjamin Cardozo award from the Jewish Lawyers Guild.
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