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Helping Employers Implement Efficient and Equitable Solutions to their Workplace Problems

FisherBroyles Employment Law Blog

Helping Employers Implement Efficient and Equitable Solutions to their Workplace Problems

FisherBroyles Employment Law Blog

Helping Employers Implement Efficient and Equitable Solutions to their Workplace Problems

Female Lawyers: Still Harassed Worldwide

An International Bar Association survey of 135 countries has found that one in three female attorneys has been sexually harassed at work, and half have been bullied. Shocked? Shouldn’t be. It’s the power differential inherent in BigLaw that we have described before. The prevailing compensation structure and traditional BigLaw firm culture is toxic.  And, indeed,…
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Screaming Partners and Sexism: Better Grin and Bear It If You're In It Just For The Money

Is the money enough to keep you at BigLaw? it  better be. As I just asked in my  Above The Law post, “What do you think about when you think about the virtues of BigLaw? Besides the money, I mean. [Silence] Ok, Ok … It’s the money.” I’ve extolled the virtues of BigLaw before: “the leisurely…
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Top 4 BigLaw Workplace Injuries

So, I was enjoying my latest issue of must-read Tulsa World with a cup of coffee last week when I noticed a short article about an entrepreneur who started a mobile app after his father fell from an oil derrick and was killed when his safety harness snapped. As a litigator who does a good…
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Wow! BigLaw Really Is A Factory!

Even I was not ready for this. In my post “BigLaw = GargantuLaw, A Bloated Behemoth” I said that “As an escapee from BigLaw, I experienced first hand the grinding machine that it is.  Not for nothing is it known to its unhappy denizens as a law factory.” However, I did a double take when I noticed…
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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…
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Biglaw: Do You Know What You’re Getting Into?

This snippet from my article in Above The Law is, indeed, about employment – of lawyers.  “Well, you passed the fraternity hazing that is law school, and the Bar exam – and if you are lucky and are allowed to pass, will be permitted to enter the hallowed trade guild that is the bar.  Law school…
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BigLaw = A Bloated Behemoth (But there is an alternative!)

As an escapee from the grind of traditional BigLaw, and after reading in American Law Media an article by Roy Strom about the enormous growth in a visionary cost-effective alternative to the BigLaw model – which included a number of quotes from the co-founding partner of my firm, FisherBroyles – Kevin Broyles – it occurred to me to reprise my post of a number…
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BigLaw: Is it Inherently Unequal?

As an escapee of BigLaw, I know what the model is – and it ain’t pretty when it comes to things like gender equality. My new article in Above The Law discusses BigLaw, and is entitled “Can Women Lawyers Ever Find Equality In Biglaw?” It begins: “Hey — who cares if Biglaw is white and…
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Can Women Lawyers Ever Find Equality In Biglaw?

My new article in Above The Law is entitled “Can Women Lawyers Ever Find Equality In Biglaw?” It begins: “Hey — who cares if Biglaw is white and male as long as it can charge $2,000 per hour (or more). It’s all about the money, after all. Isn’t it? Of course. As long as the…
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BigLaw:  Still A White “Bro’s Club”

Hey — who cares if BigLaw is white and male as long as you can charge $1,000 per hour (or more!).   Its all about the money, after all.  Isn’t it? Attorneys:  All the more reason to “go over the wall” and escape BigLaw … you have nothing to lose but your chains! Now back to the…
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RICHARD COHEN
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.

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AMY EPSTEIN GLUCK
Amy Epstein Gluck has represented individuals and corporate clients in Virginia, Washington, D.C., and various federal district courts for more than twenty years. Ms. Epstein Gluck’s current practice areas include employment law—advising on and drafting employment agreements; handling employment negotiations, severance agreements, noncompete and nondisclosure agreements, “wrongful terminations” and other EEO matters; representation at the EEOC level; advising employers about discrimination laws and how to remain in compliance, and employment negotiations.

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