Hon. Bill Lann Lee

Hon. Bill Lann Lee is chair of the Rosenberg Foundation’s Board of Directors. A former U.S. Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights, he is a Shareholder with the law firm Lewis, Feinberg, Lee, Renaker & Jackson P.C., in Oakland, CA, where he specializes in prosecuting employment discrimination and civil rights class actions. Hon. Lee has extensive experience in the litigation of police misconduct, housing discrimination, transportation equity, environmental justice, and other civil rights cases. Prior to joining Lewis Feinberg, he was a partner at Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein. In December 1997, he was appointed Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights in the U.S. Department of Justice by President Bill Clinton and served as the nation’s top civil rights prosecutor until January 2001. A graduate of Yale College (1971) and Columbia Law School (1974), he is the recipient of many honors and awards, including the ABA Spirit of Excellence Award, U.S. Department of Justice John Randolph Distinguished Service Award, State Bar of California Diversity Award, Anti-Defamation League Pearlstein Civil Rights Award and the Pioneer Award from the Organization of Chinese Americans.

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