Elected Member

Bill Lann Lee

Berkeley, CA
Civil Rights Education and Enforcement Center
Yale College
Columbia Law School

Bill Lann Lee is a partner at Lewis, Feinberg, Lee, Renaker & Jackson, where he focuses on representing groups of individuals in employment discrimination, disability access and other civil right cases.

Previously, he spent 18 years with the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, the law firm founded by Thurgood Marshall, as head of the Los Angeles office.

Prior to joining Lewis Feinberg in 2007, Mr. Lee was a partner at Lieff, Cabraser, Heimann & Bernstein, where he prosecuted employment discrimination, civil rights and human rights class actions.

From December 1997 to January 2001, he served as Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division in the U.S. Department of Justice. In this position, he managed the Department’s enforcement of federal civil rights statutes, including pattern or practice enforcement in employment discrimination and disability rights cases, and coordinated overall federal enforcement of the nation’s civil rights laws.

EDUCATION: Yale University, B.A.; Columbia Law School, J.D.  

Areas of Expertise
Civil Rights (Constitutional Law)
Employment Discrimination (Employment Law)
Disabilities (Constitutional Law)