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Sheppard Mullin Named GLAAD Principal Outside Counsel

March 4, 2010

Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP has been chosen as principal outside counsel to The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD).  Sheppard Mullin has previously represented GLAAD and has been again selected by the organization's new board to continue to handle its legal work.

"We are proud to represent GLAAD and support the organization through donations and pro bono representation.  As part of the firm's LGBT and pro bono initiatives and efforts, we are honored to be chosen by GLAAD as their 'go-to' legal counsel," said Blaine Templeman, partner and co-chair of Sheppard Mullin's LGBT attorney organization, Out at Sheppard.  Out at Sheppard's mission is to increase visibility of and support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender attorneys and professionals in keeping with Sheppard Mullin's overall commitment to diversity.  

"We are thrilled to continue our relationship with Sheppard Mullin as our outside legal counsel.  The firm's attorneys have distinguished themselves through their achievements, knowledge and experience, as well as their commitment and dedication to the LGBT community and its issues," said Jarrett Tomas Barrios, president of GLAAD. 

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The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) is dedicated to promoting and ensuring fair, accurate and inclusive representation of people and events in the media as a means of eliminating homophobia and discrimination based on gender identity and sexual orientation. For more information, please visit