Glen Lavy is Senior Counsel and Senior Vice President for marriage litigation for the Alliance Defense Fund (www.telladf.org). He is one of the foremost legal authorities in the defense of marriage and has been involved in numerous major lawsuits related to marriage around the nation. He also coordinates litigation throughout the country.
Lavy is a graduate of Harvard Law School. During his final year at Harvard, he served as an Executive Editor of the Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy. He then worked for two years as Senior Law Clerk to the Hon. John L. Coffey, U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit, where he assisted the judge in drafting numerous judicial opinions, including cases involving religious liberty. Prior to joining ADF, Lavy was engaged in an active legal practice that included a variety of complex litigation matters such as securities fraud, antitrust, and tax law.
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