Case: Ogletree PAGA

What 12 Gender Bias Complaints Say About BigLaw

May 27th, 2019

By Jacqueline Bell and Natalie Rodriguez Law360 (May 27, 2019, 8:04 PM EDT) — Over the last three years, law firms have seen an onslaught of gender bias suits. What in the legal industry zeitgeist is fueling them? Here, Law360 takes a data snapshot of a dozen complaints to see the threads that tie these […]

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2 Women Move To Spearhead Ogletree Pay Bias Case

May 10th, 2019

By Kevin Stawicki Law360 (May 10, 2019, 5:28 PM EDT) — Two former Ogletree shareholders who joined a class action last year accusing the firm of underpaying women are angling to take the case’s helm after the original named plaintiff’s claims were kicked to arbitration. Jocelyn Campanaro and Angelica Ochoa asked a California federal judge […]

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Ogletree Women Make Move to Preserve Sex Bias Class Action

May 10th, 2019

Two opt-in plaintiffs should be added as named plaintiffs Move needed because lead plaintiff is out of class pay claim Two women among a group accusing Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart P.C. of sex-based pay discrimination against female shareholders nationwide asked a federal court in California to make them named plaintiffs and to move […]

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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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Ogletree Gets Atty’s Sex Bias Claims Kicked To Arbitration

March 28th, 2019

By Braden Campbell Law360 (March 28, 2019, 12:19 PM EDT) — The former Ogletree Deakins shareholder accusing the firm of systematically underpaying women and stifling their advancement must arbitrate her claims, a California federal judge has ruled, rejecting her argument that the firm’s arbitration agreement doesn’t apply to her because she didn’t sign it. Ogletree […]

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Ogletree Says Evidence Hearing Not Needed In Sex Bias Suit

March 12th, 2019

By Braden Campbell Law360 (March 12, 2019, 7:07 PM EDT) — Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart PC asked a California federal judge not to hold a hearing on its evidence for making a former shareholder arbitrate her sex bias claims against the firm, saying there is no disputing that she is bound by an […]

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Students Considering BigLaw Warned To Keep ‘Eyes Open’

March 6th, 2019

By Braden Campbell Law360 (March 6, 2019, 11:14 PM EST) — Prominent plaintiffs’ attorney David Sanford and client Dawn Knepper, a former Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart PC partner suing the employment powerhouse for sex bias, had advice Wednesday for law students thinking of joining BigLaw: Ask questions. “If you’re going to BigLaw either […]

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Gender bias plaintiff takes new tack with state court complaint

January 30th, 2019

By Debra Cassens Weiss A previous plaintiff in a gender bias suit against Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart is taking a new tack in a new lawsuit. The plaintiff, former sports broadcaster Tracy Warren, has filed a gender bias suit in California state court under the state’s Private Attorneys General Act, report the American […]

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Ogletree law firm ‘systematically overlooks’ its female attorneys, lawyer for plaintiff in sex bias suit says

January 28th, 2019

By Carrie Bradon A former equity shareholder of Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart P.C. recently filed a lawsuit claiming the firm discriminated against her in violation of California’s Equal Pay Act. Tracey Warren filed the lawsuit on Jan. 23 in the San Diego County Superior Court claiming the firm allowed for unequal pay and […]

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Male-Dominated Ogletree Underpays Female Attys, Suit Says

January 24th, 2019

By Vin Gurrieri Law360 (January 24, 2019, 10:25 PM EST) — A former Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart PC shareholder sued the firm in California state court Wednesday, accusing it of systematically paying female attorneys less than men and firing her because she urged other women at the firm to complain about pay inequity […]

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