Why Does Biglaw Keep Getting Sued For Employment Discrimination?

In light of a new $300 gender discrimination lawsuit brought by a female shareholder against a Biglaw firm, I just wrote in Above The Law that “It’s no surprise that in the age of #MeToo, white male hegemony in Biglaw is being exposed, called out, and challenged.”

My title? “Sex And Biglaw: Why Do The Suits Keep Coming?

My conclusion? “It’s built into the Biglaw DNA.  As I posted here last year, ‘[a]s long as the profits keep rolling in, why should Biglaw care about gender equality? … Nothing must get in the way of billing, the billable hour, the almost-sacred realization rate, or profits per partner.  Certainly not you, lady!’”

Read the entire post here.

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Richard Cohen

Richard B. Cohen is a partner in the New York City office of FisherBroyles, LLP, a national law firm. Richard Cohen has litigated and arbitrated complex corporate, commercial and employment disputes for more than 35 years, and is a trusted advisor to business owners and in-house counsel both in the United States and internationally. His clients have included Fortune 100 companies, domestic and foreign commercial and investment banks, Pacific-rim corporations and real estate development companies, as well as start-up businesses throughout the United States. Email Richard at [email protected]