Sasha Buchert

Sasha Buchert is a Senior Attorney in the Washington D.C. office of Lambda Legal, the oldest and largest organization dedicated to advancing the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and individuals living with HIV.

During her time at Lambda Legal, Buchert has been involved in extensive federal and state legislative and policy efforts on a wide range of issues including judicial nominations, criminal justice reform policy and health care initiatives. She is also litigating a number of cases expanding and solidifying federal civil rights protections for LGBTQ people. Most recently, Buchert was counsel in Karnoski v. Trump, a federal lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the Trump administration’s ban on military service by transgender people, and was counsel in Gore v. Lee, a federal lawsuit filed in Tennessee challenging that state’s refusal to amend birth certificates for transgender people.

Buchert has written about the legal issues facing LGBT people for publications including USA Today, Fox News, and Medium. She has appeared on the CNN, the PBS News Hour, C-SPAN, Newsy and Uprising.

Before joining Lambda Legal, Buchert served as Staff Attorney and Policy Counsel at Transgender Law Center. She was the first openly transgender person to be appointed to an Oregon state board, and from 2012-13, Buchert served as the chair of the Oregon State Hospital Advisory Board. She holds a J.D. from Willamette University. Buchert served proudly in the United States Marine Corps.

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