Demarginalizing Trans Rights

Tuesday, October 10th, 2017 @ 6:20pm to 8:10pm
Jerome Greene Hall, Room 304
Oct 10
Tuesday, October 10th, 2017 @ 6:20pm to 8:10pm
Jerome Greene Hall, Room 304

Ezra Young is a nationally recognized civil rights attorney based in New York City. Ezra's work centers on trans rights, with a focus on rights of recognition, employment protections, and health care and insurance coverage issues.

Ezra has represented trans clients in several ground-breaking Title VII cases, including Jamal v. Saks (S.D. Tex.), Chavez v. Credit Nation Auto Sales (11th Cir.), EEOC v. Lakeland Eye Clinic (M.D. Fla.), and EEOC and Brittany Austin v. Deluxe Financial Services (D. Minn.).

Ezra also represents trans patients in insurance appeals cases, including Lauderdale v. UnitedHealthcare (HHS 2016), the first case in which the Medicare Appeals Council ordered a health plan to cover vaginal reconstruction surgery for a transgender woman.

Ezra received his BA in Philosophy from Cornell University and his JD from Columbia Law School.

From 2012 to 2014, Ezra was a Post Doctoral Scholar at Columbia Law School, focusing on trans rights, Critical Race Theory, and intersectionality.

Ezra currently maintains a boutique private practice.

Contact Info: 
Gerlyne Paul, gp2477@columbia.edu

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