Lambda Legal Western Regional Office Welcomes Tara Borelli as its Newest Staff Attorney

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"My passion is to fight for justice for those who have found the Constitution's promise of 'liberty and justice for all' to ring hollow in their daily life experiences"

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08/21/2006

(Los Angeles, August 21, 2006) — Lambda Legal announces today that Tara Borelli has joined the organization as Staff Attorney based in its Western Regional Office in Los Angeles.


“Tara is an adroit litigation attorney with a sharp legal mind and a demonstrated commitment to securing justice and full equality for LGBT people and people with HIV,” said Jon Davidson, Legal Director at Lambda Legal. “We’re thrilled to have her join our legal team.”


A graduate of Boalt Hall, the School of Law at the University of California at Berkeley, Tara Borelli has gained experience in both corporate law practice settings and in the nonprofit legal advocacy arena. As a law student, Borelli was co-chair of the Boalt Hall Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Caucus and the Clinic Director of the East Bay Community Law Center’s Worker’s Rights Clinic. Borelli began her legal career as a litigation associate with Proskauer Rose LLP, a leading national law firm. She then honed her nonprofit legal advocacy skills as an attorney in the Los Angeles office of Break the Cycle, an organization dedicated to empowering youth to build lives and communities free from domestic and dating violence.


“My work with youth and families at Break the Cycle has made me especially aware of the difficulties faced by some of the most vulnerable in our community — our youth,” Borelli said. “As a law student I had an opportunity to intern at Lambda Legal, and the organization’s zeal and collective expertise was inspirational and obviously had a lasting impression. My passion is to fight for justice for those who have found the Constitution’s promise of ‘liberty and justice for all’ to ring hollow in their daily life experiences and I look forward to working with my colleagues at Lambda Legal to help make that base-line promise a reality for us all.”


Most recently prior to joining Lambda Legal, Borelli was an Associate at the Seattle law firm of Newman & Newman. Borelli relocated to Los Angeles from Washington state in June this year to join Lambda Legal’s Western Regional Office. A member of the State Bars of California and Washington, Borelli joins the Western Regional Office’s legal team: Senior Counsel Jennifer C. Pizer, Staff Attorney Brian Chase, and National Help Desk Attorney Stefan Johnson.


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Lambda Legal is a national organization committed to achieving full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and those with HIV through impact litigation, education and public policy work.

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