Sullivan & Worcester LLP Assists GLAD in Opposition to Dismissal of DOMA Lawsuit

S&W Press Release
November 18, 2009

Boston, MA – November 18, 2009 – Sullivan & Worcester LLP’s Richard L. Jones and David J. Nagle have been acting as lead tax counsel on a pro bono basis to Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) in its filing of a multi-plaintiff legal challenge to Section 3 of the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).

On November 17, GLAD filed an opposition to the federal government’s motion to dismiss Gill v. Office of Personnel Management in the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts, and a motion for summary judgment seeking a final ruling on the law in favor of the plaintiffs. The case targets the denial of certain federal rights and protections to married same-sex couples in Massachusetts.

To view the press release, issued by GLAD, please click here.  

About GLAD

Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders is New England’s leading legal organization devoted to ending discrimination based on sexual orientation, HIV status, and gender identity and expression.

About Sullivan & Worcester LLP

Sullivan & Worcester LLP is a leading corporate law firm providing counsel to domestic and international clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to emerging businesses. With more than 185 lawyers in Boston, New York and Washington, D.C., the firm offers services in a wide range of areas, including corporate finance, securities, litigation, mergers and acquisitions, tax, real estate, private equity and venture capital, bankruptcy, climate change, regulatory law, and employment and benefits. Sullivan & Worcester is also recognized for its representation of REITs and its deep experience in mutual fund law. For more information please visit

Leah Schloss

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EDITOR'S NOTES:  Full information about Gill v. Office of Personnel Management including plaintiff bios and photos, video of an interview with GLAD attorney Mary Bonauto, slideshows, and the text of the complaint is available at To interview plaintiffs or attorneys, please contact Carisa Cunningham or Alison Cashin at (617) 426-1350, or