Social Action Awardee
Roberta A. Kaplan, a litigation partner at Paul, Weiss LLP, represented Edith Windsor in the landmark case of US v. Windsor in which the Supreme Court ruled that a key provision of the Defense of Marriage Act violated the Constitution. This significant victory helped provide equal rights for gay couples under the law and paved the way for marriage equality nationally. Robbie is also the author of the book Then Comes Marriage: United States vs. Windsor and the Defeat of DOMA
, published by W.W. Norton.