Case: Ogletree PAGA

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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Ogletree faces new claims that it discriminated against female shareholders

January 24th, 2019

Daniel Wiessner Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart on Wednesday was hit with a new lawsuit claiming that it discriminates against female shareholders in pay and promotions, as an earlier case making similar allegations could be headed to arbitration. Tracy Warren, a former Ogletree shareholder in California, claims the 850-lawyer labor and employment law firm […]

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Biglaw Firm Battling A Gender Discrimination Lawsuit Will Have To Fight On A New Front

January 24th, 2019

The complaint alleges the managing partner said, ‘we’re not real good at practicing what we preach.’ By KATHRYN RUBINO It looks like the Biglaw firm of Ogletree Deakins — ironically noted for their employment litigation practice — will have to fight another battle over their alleged treatment of women at the firm. For those who […]

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Ogletree Faces Sex Bias Claims in California Court (1)

January 24th, 2019

Similar suit in federal court may go to arbitration Female partner claims unequal pay in state PAGA suit Porter Wells Reporter A former Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart P.C. equity shareholder has accused the law firm of discriminating against her and other female attorneys in violation of California’s Equal Pay Act. A related proposed […]

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