Meet Krishna Omkar

“King & Spalding not only supports equal rights within our organization but also backs my initiatives to help advance the cause of equal rights around the world.”

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Win for Transgender Client

King & Spalding obtained a significant civil rights victory on behalf of a transgender client who was denied an unopposed petition to change his legal name.  A panel of the Georgia Court of Appeals unanimously reversed the Columbia County, Georgia decision and ordered the lower court to grant the name-change petition. Sedric Bailey led the charge in the Georgia Court of Appeals on behalf of his client, in partnership with Lambda Legal, a nationwide LGBT civil rights organization. 


King & Spalding provides ongoing support for various LGBT-related community organizations. Among others, the firm has engaged with:

  • Georgia Equality
  • Lambda Legal
  • The Stonewall Bar Association of Georgia
  • Out and Proud Corporate Counsel Reception
  • Whitman-Walker Health Clinic
  • New York City Bar Association's LGBT Pride Reception
  • Lavender Law

Best LGBT Lawyers under 40 Award

Each year, the LGBT Bar recognizes LGBT legal professionals under the age of 40 who have distinguished themselves in their field and have demonstrated a profound commitment to LGBT equality. Congratulations to Viren Mascarenhas for receiving this prestigious award.

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