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Judges Orders Preservation of Mediation Notes in Gender Bias Suit Against Proskauer

Judges Orders Preservation of Mediation Notes in Gender Bias Suit Against Proskauer

In a rare move, a federal judge in Washington, D.C. has issued an emergency order to preserve the notes of a mediation session in which an attorney from Proskauer Rose allegedly threatened a female partner who is now suing the firm for gender discrimination. The plaintiff, who filed the suit under a “Jane Doe” pseudonym, alleges

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Fear of Career Damage Led Woman to Sue Proskauer Anonymously

Proskauer Rose has become the latest Big Law firm to be hit with a gender discrimination lawsuit by a female partner. The plaintiff brought the case under a pseudonym, highlighting how some women who speak out against their firms continue to fear damaging their career.  According to the redacted complaint filed Friday, the plaintiff, an unnamed partner in

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Kerrie Campbell Voted Out of Chadbourne Partnership

Kerrie Campbell, the lawyer who last August brought claims of gender discrimination against Chadbourne & Parke, was voted out of the firm’s partnership Thursday morning. In a roll call vote, approximately 70 partners voted in favor of the motion to terminate her partnership interest in the firm. Some partners abstained, and Campbell was the only partner


Judge Doesn’t Step In to Block Chadbourne From Ousting Partner Suing Firm

A vote this week to expel Kerrie Campbell from the Chadbourne & Parke partnership will continue after a Manhattan federal judge declined to interfere, finding the firm’s recent press release announcing the vote did not rise to the level of coercion against potential new plaintiffs in Campbell’s gender discrimination case against the firm. In a ruling

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Chadbourne Partner Seeks to Block Firm’s Vote to Oust Her

The three women suing Chadbourne & Parke for alleged gender discrimination asked a Manhattan federal judge Wednesday to enjoin the firm’s “misleading, coercive” and “abusive” communication with potential class members, and to block an upcoming vote to expel lead plaintiff Kerrie Campbell from Chadbourne’s partnership. The move comes one week after Chadbourne announced the firm’s partnership would

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Chadbourne Defense Illustrates Difficulties In Gender Bias Suits

As Chadbourne & Parke fights a gender discrimination lawsuit filed by three women in Manhattan federal court, part of its defense strategy is taking shape and shining a light on the challenges the plaintiffs face.   In the firm’s motion to oppose certifying the case as a collective action, its lawyers argued the three named plaintiffs — current

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Ex-Chadbourne Partner of 35 Years Decries Firm’s ‘Origination Inheritance’ System

Add Mary Yelenick, a longtime Chadbourne & Parke partner and onetime head of the product liability group, to the list of women who say the “male-dominated culture” of the firm’s management committee has led to decades of systematic discrimination against female attorneys. In a sworn declaration filed in Manhattan federal court, Yelenick took aim at Chadbourne’s

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Lawsuit: Chadbourne’s Women Partners Earned Fraction of What Men Earned

Female partners at Chadbourne & Parke earned approximately 72 percent as much as their male counterparts for three straight years from 2013 to 2015, according to a statistical analysis by a former and current Chadbourne partner who have filed a proposed gender discrimination federal class-action against the firm in Manhattan. The numbers were disclosed after a federal judge overseeing

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In Sedgwick Gender Pay Suit, a Case for Transparency

Traci Ribeiro became the latest in a long line of women lawyers to take BigLaw to task over gender inequities when she sued Sedgwick last week, where she is a non-equity partner. Her allegations are striking, but what’s noticeably absent from the suit may be what matters most: the details of her salary. Ribeiro alleges she was