Epiq’s Hudson Bitterman Selected for Diverse Lawyers Making a Difference Award
Attorney, co-chair of Epiq Pride recognized by Profiles in Diversity Journal
NEW YORK – Oct. 25, 2023 – Epiq is proud to announce that Hudson Bitterman has been selected by Profiles in Diversity Journal for this year’s Diverse Lawyers Making a Difference Award. Bitterman is being recognized for blazing new trails and advancing the cause of diversity, equity, and inclusion while excelling in his own career.
Bitterman is an attorney, associate project manager at Epiq, and co-chair of Epiq Pride. Epiq Pride is one of Epiq’s six Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Employee Resource Groups and is an inclusive, empowering community that seeks to create a welcoming and supportive environment for all employees, regardless of their sexual orientation, gender identity, or expression. Bitterman is also a member of Epiq’s Trans Resource Committee and spoke on Epiq’s recent Gender and Pronouns in the Workplace panel.
Bitterman joined Epiq in 2019 after working as a public defender and in private practice in Oregon, and after earning a JD in 2017 from Loyola University New Orleans College of Law and a bachelor’s degree from University of San Francisco.
Today, Bitterman serves as associate project manager in Epiq’s Class Action Remediation business and has co-created a specialized team to oversee all scripting, procedure, and quality assurance for more than 20 class action remediations programs.
As co-chair of Epiq Pride, Bitterman seeks to create allyship, promote an open, intersectional dialogue and works to raise awareness and understanding about the experiences and challenges faced by the LGBTQIA+ community both in the workplace and beyond. Some recent highlights and activities from this group include:
Publishing monthly newsletters featuring notable dates or activity relevant to the LGBTQIA+ community and special newsletters on important community observances, such as National Coming Out Day, Intersex Day of Remembrance, Lesbian Visibility Week, and Bisexual Awareness Week.
Producing panel discussions, including International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, Bisexuality Awareness Week, and Pansexual/Panromantic Pride Day.
Celebrating days of recognition, including International Trans Day of Visibility, International Asexuality Day, and Pride Month.
Participating in in-person events, including the Epiq Pride booth at Beaverton Pride.
Hosting monthly media meetings to discuss intersectionality of the LGBTQIA+ through short films, documentaries, articles, etc.
Bitterman’s previous work includes working on behalf of asylum-seeking individuals through filings with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services and advocating in individual hearings in Fifth Circuit Immigration Court where he was successful in hearings that resulted in the Court granting asylum for more than three individuals.
During law school, Bitterman worked with the Greater New Orleans Fair Housing Center advocating against housing discrimination to secure housing for all. One notable achievement was being part of drafting of a bill to ensure victims and survivors of domestic abuse could not be evicted for reasons related to domestic violence. Additionally, Bitterman worked with both the Criminal Defense and Immigration Law Clinics as a student practitioner while attending Loyola Law. Upon graduation, Bitterman was awarded the Order of Barrister’s National Honor Society for Effective Oral Advocacy and Brief Writing Award.
Bitteman will be profiled in Profiles in Diversity Journal’s upcoming issue. Profiles in Diversity Journal is dedicated to promoting and advancing diversity and inclusion in the corporate, government, nonprofit, higher education, and military sectors. Since 1999, it has helped to stimulate organizational change by showcasing the visionary leadership, innovative programs and committed individuals who are making it happen.
Epiq, Director of Communications & Public Relations