Partner hits Proskauer with $50 million gender bias suit

    By: Clair Fuller on May 15, 2017

    Scott Flaherty writes, "An unnamed partner in Proskauer’s Washington, D.C., office has sued the firm in federal court, alleging she is a victim of discrimination and claiming “substantial gender disparities” in the firm’s partnership. The suit claims at least $50 million in damages.

    Proskauer called the claims “groundless” and suggested that the partner sought to force a payout after her practice faltered.

    The complaint was filed Friday in D.C. by lawyers at Sanford Heisler Sharp—which is also leading a high-profile gender bias lawsuit in New York on behalf of current and former female Chadbourne & Parke partners. Proskauer represents Chadbourne in that case.

    The plaintiff in Friday’s lawsuit accuses Proskauer of paying her millions of dollars less than her male counterparts, despite her “standout performance” at the firm."

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    Released: May 15, 2017, 10:51 am
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