Case: Chadbourne

Big Law Pay Equity Gets Closer Scrutiny by Small Labor Agency

April 26th, 2019

A small Labor Department agency with sizable oversight is looking closely at Big Law firms like Morgan Lewis & Bockius, Fox Rothschild, and Paul Hastings, as part of its mission to address compensation and promotion practices in the legal industry. The DOL’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs recently cautioned law firms that do work […]

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Law Firm Bias Cases Hinge on Meaning of Partner

April 26th, 2019

Kerrie Campbell joined Chadbourne & Parke as a partner in Washington in 2014, and two years later a question emerged in her gender discrimination lawsuit against the firm: Did her role as a partner mean she was an employee or an owner at the firm? The distinction is critical because only employees, not owners, have […]

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A Short History Of BigLaw Gender Bias Suits

April 5th, 2019

By Natalie Rodriguez Law360 (April 5, 2019, 9:19 PM EDT) — When a group of former Jones Day associates slammed the law firm with a $300 million gender bias lawsuit on Wednesday, they joined a small but growing community of female attorneys calling out alleged inequities in BigLaw. While sexual harassment and gender-based pay discrimination suits have long […]

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Someone Has to Speak Up’: Lawyers Suing Jones Day Say Career Risk Is Worth It

April 5th, 2019

“I think the fear for me is in not holding powerful institutions and larger employers accountable, and in allowing law institutions like Jones Day to escape scrutiny,” lawyer and plaintiff Nilab Tolton said. By Xiumei Dong and Lizzy McLellan Andrea Mazingo and Nilab Rahyar Tolton. No woman who sues her current or former law firm […]

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It’s 2018. Do You Know Who Your Law Firm Settled With Today?

August 21st, 2018

When it comes to bias or even sexual harassment allegations, partners may not always know which of their colleagues has been accused—or how those claims are resolved. By Meghan Tribe It’s turning into a banner year for settlements involving big law firms facing accusations from within. Six months after Norton Rose Fulbright and Chadbourne & […]

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Women in Law Finally Empowered to Speak Out Against Inequality?

May 1st, 2018

The #MeToo movement may give women in the legal profession the strength to speak up over more than just harassment, but inequity of all kinds. By Vivia Chen Women are giddy that the mini-Harveys of Big Law are getting their due. “I can’t believe Bill Voge got dumped like a hot potato,” exclaims an ex-Am […]

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With Chadbourne Suit Behind Her, Kerrie Campbell Continues Gender Equity Struggle

April 23rd, 2018

Ex-Chadbourne & Parke partner Kerrie Campbell may have settled her gender bias case against the firm. But she’s still fighting. By Scott Flaherty It wasn’t easy for Kerrie Campbell, the former Chadbourne & Parke partner who led a lawsuit alleging the firm short-changed women on pay and business opportunities, to decide when and if she should […]

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Ex-Chadbourne Partner Kerrie Campbell is Ready to Talk

April 12th, 2018

With her pay discrimination suit behind her, the former Big Law partner has strong opinions about women in the legal profession and the #MeToo movement. By Vivia Chen I’m fascinated by troublemakers, particularly ones who put their careers on the line by taking on establishments like Big Law. One such troublemaker is Kerrie Campbell, who […]

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Labor of Law: #MeToo Investigation Strategies | NLRB Ethics Flap | Plus: Who Got the Work

March 29th, 2018

We look at what’s next for the National Labor Relations Board member accused of an ethics violation and address how to wade through new territory in sexual harassment investigations. Scroll down to see who got the work in Uber, Tesla and Wells Fargo cases. By Erin Mulvaney Welcome to Labor of Law. We look at […]

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Chadbourne Gets Nod For $3.1M Deal Ending Sex Bias Suit

March 23rd, 2018

By Braden Campbell Law360 (March 23, 2018, 11:31 AM EDT) — A Manhattan federal judge has signed off on a $3.1 million deal to end a proposed class action brought by three female lawyers alleging that Chadbourne & Parke LLP, which merged with Norton Rose Fulbright LLP last year, systematically underpaid women. In an order […]

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