What Does Pride Mean at Work Today?

In the past few decades, great progress has been made for the LGBTQ community in many facets of life, including the workplace. However, inequities and discrimination still exist, highlighting that there is still work to be done. What does this mean for Pride today?

Lighthouse’s Sarah Barsky-Harlan, Executive Director of the Customer Experience Group, Lon Troyer, Vice President of Review and Advanced Analytics, and Michelle Pena, Associate Consultant, discuss how being out at work has evolved, what organizations and industries can do to be more inclusive of the LGBTQ community, and who their Pride heroes are.

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Sarah Barsky-Harlan

Sarah directs and supervises client delivery by the company's industry-leading Project Managers. Sarah is an industry veteran who has overseen hundreds of large-scale eDiscovery projects, and she is responsible for mentoring and training eDiscovery project managers and analysts on best practices, legal technology application, and all phases of the EDRM. Sarah's 15+ year career includes positions at Cravath Swaine & Moore LLP and Sullivan & Cromwell LLP prior to joining the company. Sarah received her B.A. from New York University.

Lon Troyer

Dr. Lon Troyer is Vice President of Review and Advanced Analytics at Lighthouse, overseeing the application of analytics, search, and information retrieval expertise to implement solutions to clients’ litigation and regulatory compliance challenges. His teams specialize in leveraging artificial intelligence and search technologies as well as extensive investigative experience to scope, design, and implement innovative solutions for clients throughout the data lifecycle.

Drawing on his diverse background in technology-assisted review, linguistic modeling, advanced information retrieval strategies, and project management, Lon leads the team that provides Lighthouse’s full suite of review solutions.

During his career, Lon has worked domestically and internationally on dozens of high stakes matters in a wide variety of industries, including antitrust, class action, IP, product liability, and other types of litigation, as well as internal and government investigations.

Prior to joining Lighthouse, Lon was the Executive Managing Director and Head of Professional Services at H5, taught constitutional law in graduate school at the University of California, Berkeley, and gained practical experience in corporate law at Sidley Austin. Lon earned his undergraduate degree at Williams College and his Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley.

Michelle Peña

Michelle Peña is an Associate Consultant in the Search & Information Retrieval group at Lighthouse, focusing on Key Document Identification and Responsive Review. She also serves as co-chair of Pride at Lighthouse, an employee resource group for the LGBTQIA community and allies. Prior to joining Lighthouse, she worked as a paralegal in immigration law for more than 10 years, specializing in asylum, litigation before the courts, and appeals. Michelle holds a BA in international relations from San Francisco State University.