Gregory R. Nevins

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Greg Nevins is Senior Counsel and the Director of Lambda Legal’s Employment Fairness Project.

He works out of its Southern Regional Office in Atlanta. Among other cases, he has successfully argued Hively v. Ivy Tech Community College, 853 F.3d 339 (7th Cir. 2017) (en banc) (the first federal appellate court ruling in the nation that Title VII covers sexual orientation discrimination); Zarda v. Altitude Express, No. 15-3775, 2018 WL 1040820 (2d Cir., Feb. 26, 2018) (the second federal appellate court ruling in the nation that Title VII covers sexual orientation discrimination); and Glenn v. Brumby, 663 F.3d 1312 (11th Cir. 2011) (transitioning employee held to have suffered sex discrimination).

Nevins also was part of the teams that authored successful amicus briefs to gain sexual orientation discrimination protections in District Courts around the country. EEOC v. Scott Med. Health Ctr., P.C., 217 F. Supp. 3d 834 (W.D. Pa. 2016); Hall v. BNSF Ry. Co., No. C13-2160, 2014 WL 4719007 (W.D. Wash. Sept. 22, 2014); TerVeer v. Billington, 34 F. Supp. 3d 100, 116 (D.D.C. 2014).

He is counsel of record in Horton v. Midwest Geriatric Mgmt, Inc., another case involving Title VII’s coverage of sexual orientation discrimination claims, which is currently pending in the U.S. Court of Appeal for the Eighth Circuit.

A Tennessee native, Nevins joined Lambda Legal in 2002 after working as deputy city attorney with the San Francisco City Attorney's Office, where he submitted San Francisco's friend-of-the-court brief in a tragic case on behalf of a lesbian whose partner was fatally mauled by her neighbor's dogs. The case led to a groundbreaking legal victory for lesbian and gay couples. Previously, Nevins was an attorney for 10 years for the San Francisco law firm of Morrison & Foerster, which is known for its extensive pro bono work.

Nevins is a 1989 cum laude graduate of Harvard Law School, where he was a member of the Students for Public Interest Law organization. He received his bachelor's degree in economics from the University of Memphis summa cum laude.