News Year: 2016

Chadbourne Pay Row Counterclaims Are Revenge, Attys Say

December 16th, 2016 — Law360

By Andrew Strickler Law360, New York (December 16, 2016, 10:28 PM EST) — Chadbourne & Parke LLP engaged in “naked acts of retribution” when it countersued lawyers who have alleged the firm short-changed female partners and locked them out of leadership, according to a Friday filing from the attorneys. In a bid to see her […]

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Chadbourne Bias Plaintiff Blasts Firm’s ‘Chilling’ Counterclaims

December 16th, 2016 — New York Law Journal

As it appeared in New York Law Journal Christine Simmons A Chadbourne & Parke partner suing the firm for discrimination added a new twist to the case on Dec. 16, claiming in court filings that Chadbourne’s latest legal maneuver, if allowed, would silence the voices of female employees speaking out against bias. Kerrie Campbell, a […]

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Lawyer Calls Chadbourne’s Gender Bias Defense ‘In Terrorem’

December 16th, 2016 — Bloomberg

As it appeared on Bloomberg Big Law Business By Stephanie Russell-Kraft A Chadbourne & Parke partner who sued her firm on claims of gender discrimination said in court documents that the firm filed a “baseless” counterclaim against her as punishment. Kerrie Campbell, a litigation partner in Washington, D.C. had sued her own firm in August, […]

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Chadbourne partner suing for sex bias says firm’s counterclaim was retaliation

December 16th, 2016 — Reuters

As it appeared on Reuters By Daniel Wiessner A female Chadbourne & Parke partner suing the firm for what she claims is pervasive sex bias in pay and promotions said on Friday that counterclaims brought against her amounted to “naked retribution” by the New York-based firm. Kerrie Campbell, represented by David Sanford of Sanford & […]

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Employment MVP: Sanford Heisler’s David Sanford

December 14th, 2016

By Vin Gurrieri Law360, New York (December 14, 2016, 1:59 PM EST) — David Sanford of Sanford Heisler LLP helped a pair of Chadbourne & Parke LLP female attorneys lodge a landmark $100 million lawsuit accusing the firm of discriminating against them and other women, and guided thousands of female Qualcomm Technologies Inc. employees to […]

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Law360 MVP Awards Go To Top Attorneys From 76 Firms

November 22nd, 2016

Law360, New York (November 22, 2016, 12:31 PM EST) — The elite slate of attorneys chosen as Law360’s 2016 MVPs have distinguished themselves from their peers by securing hard-earned successes in high-stakes litigation, complex global matters and record-breaking deals. Competition for the MVP distinction was fierce this year, with editors reviewing more than 1,000 submissions […]

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Sanford Heisler Commitment to Justice Goes Beyond the Courtroom

November 16th, 2016 — The Bar Association of San Francisco and the Justice & Diversity Center

As it appeared on the Bar Association of San Francisco and the Justice & Diversity Center blog The Justice & Diversity Center (JDC) of The Bar Association of San Francisco received a $10,000 cy pres award thanks to Sanford Heisler, and its San Francisco Managing Partner and JDC Board Member Felicia Medina. Sanford Heisler shares […]

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Why Everyone’s Salary Should Be Revealed

November 15th, 2016 — Fast Company

As it appeared on Fast Company Transparency in pay provides employees with reassurance that they are being treated fairly in relation to their peers. STEPHANIE VOZZA 11.15.16 5:24 AM When it comes to their salaries, Americans are pretty pessimistic. Almost two-thirds of over 71,000 U.S. employees who are paid the market rate for their positions […]

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Credit Card Companies Want You to Give Up Your Right to Sue Them. Here’s How to Opt Out

November 14th, 2016

BY MEGAN LEONHARDT Before you sign up for a new credit card or click “I agree” on the user agreement for a website, scan through the fine print — or, at the very least, hit Control+F — and search for the word “arbitration.” What you’ll likely find is that, in most cases, the company requires […]

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Chadbourne Delivers Robust Response to Gender Bias Suit

November 3rd, 2016 — The American Lawyer

As it appeared in American Lawyer Brian Baxter Two months after Chadbourne & Parke was hit with a $100 million gender discrimination suit, the New York-based firm delivered its response Thursday evening to an amended complaint filed last month by two former female partners. In its 62-page retort, Chadbourne lashed out at Kerrie Campbell, a […]

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Equal Work, Unequal Pay: The Risks of the Gender Wage Gap

November 1st, 2016 — Risk Management Magazine

As it appeared in Risk Management Magazine by Lori Widmer | November 1, 2016 at 6:08 am It was a scene straight out of the 1980s: When Donna Kassman complained about a salary cut, she was told she didn’t have to worry because she “had a nice engagement ring.” In fact, Kassman later even received […]

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Closing the Gap: Women Fight Back Against The Lawyer Pay Divide

October 31st, 2016 — Law360

As it appeared on Law360 By Erin Coe The statistics keep coming. Across U.S. law firms, female equity partners make 80 percent of their male counterparts’ pay. Last year, while the men were taking home $629,407, the women were averaging $504,000. Despite graduating from law school in equal numbers as men for more than 15 […]

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Chadbourne Class Action Adds Six Partners as Defendants

October 28th, 2016 — Bloomberg BNA

As it appeared on Bloomberg BNA By Patrick Dorrian Oct. 27 — The former managing partner of Chadbourne & Parke’s Kiev office has joined the $155 million sex bias class action against the law firm, and six male senior members of the firm have been added as individual defendants (Campbell v. Chadbourne & Parke LLP […]

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DOL fiduciary rule FAQs emphasize dangerous compensation practices — including for RIAs

October 28th, 2016 — Investment News

As it appeared on Investment News While brokers will see the biggest shift under the new regulation, Labor Department guidance includes clarification of requirements for advisers rolling assets into IRAs By Mark Schoeff Jr. Most of the impact of a Labor Department regulation to raise investment advice standards for retirement accounts hits brokers, but investment […]

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Chadbourne Partner Suing Firm Answers Three Questions

October 27th, 2016 — Bloomberg Law

As it appeared on Bloomberg Law Stephanie Russell-Kraft On Thursday morning, the plaintiffs in a gender discrimination class-action lawsuit against Chadbourne & Parke filed an amended complaint that levels new allegations against six individual partners, including managing partner Andrew Giaccia and other members of the management committee. As we noted in an earlier story, the suit casts the management committee […]

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