Case: Ogletree

Ogletree Looks To Gut Ex-Shareholder’s Sex Bias Suit

January 23rd, 2019

By Adam Lidgett Law360 (January 23, 2019, 8:29 PM EST) — Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart PC wants a California federal court to kick the bulk of a former firm shareholder’s gender discrimination lawsuit to arbitration, saying she was bound by an arbitration pact even though she didn’t sign it. On Tuesday, Ogletree lodged […]

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Ogletree Bias Accuser Covered By Arbitration Deal: Judge

January 10th, 2019

By Braden Campbell Law360 (January 10, 2019, 6:04 PM EST) — A proposed class action accusing Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart PC of bias against women could be headed to arbitration after a California federal judge said Wednesday the firm’s arbitration agreement covers attorney Dawn Knepper even though she didn’t sign it. Northern District […]

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Sanford Prepping New Gender Bias Suit Against Jones Day

January 3rd, 2019

By Braden Campbell Law360 (January 3, 2019, 7:42 PM EST) — Sanford Heisler Sharp LLP — which has already filed gender discrimination suits against Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart PC, Jones Day and Morrison & Foerster LLP — is readying a new, nationwide class suit on behalf of female Jones Day associates, Sanford Heisler […]

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California Cases To Watch In 2019

January 1st, 2019

By Dave Simpson Law360 (January 1, 2019, 12:03 PM EST) — California attorneys will see the news cycle converge with the courtroom in 2019, as women take their fight for workplace equality to the halls of BigLaw; the Golden State battles it out with President Donald Trump over immigration and the environment; Apple fights its […]

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Ogletree Says Atty Ignored Chance To Opt Out Of Arbitration

October 10th, 2018

By Emma Cueto Law360 (October 10, 2018, 5:36 PM EDT) — Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart PC on Tuesday pushed back against a former shareholder’s argument in her gender bias suit that an arbitration agreement she claims she never consented to should be set aside, saying she was given the chance to opt out […]

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Partner Suing Ogletree for Gender Bias Tells Her Story

October 4th, 2018

Dawn Knepper, a former nonequity shareholder at Ogletree Deakins, opened up about her gender bias lawsuit against her prior firm. By Scott Flaherty Former Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart shareholder Dawn Knepper has accused her old firm of gender discrimination in one of a series of recent lawsuits targeting large firms with claims that […]

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Ogletree, Ex-Partner in Gender Bias Case Spar Over Arbitration Pact

October 3rd, 2018

Dawn Knepper, a former nonequity shareholder at Ogletree, argues that the firm shouldn’t be able to invoke an arbitration agreement in light of several flaws. Ogletree, meanwhile, argues Knepper knew plenty about the agreement when it took effect. By Scott Flaherty Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart and Dawn Knepper, a former nonequity shareholder who […]

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Ex Ogletree partner says opening email not binding to arbitration in sex bias case

October 3rd, 2018

Daniel Wiessner A former Ogletree Deakins shareholder suing the labor and employment law firm for sex discrimination has asked a federal judge to reject the firm’s claim that she agreed to arbitrate employment-related disputes by not responding to an email announcing a voluntary arbitration agreement. Dawn Knepper, who is represented by David Sanford of Sanford […]

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Ogletree Gender Bias Suit Shouldn’t Be Arbitrated, Atty Says

October 3rd, 2018

By Emma Cueto Law360 (October 3, 2018, 1:53 PM EDT) — An attorney suing Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart PC for gender bias has argued that the $300 million proposed class action currently in California federal court doesn’t belong in arbitration, contending that the firm presented its arbitration agreement in a misleading way and […]

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In Gender Discrimination Suit, Ogletree and Ex-Partner Clash Over Firm’s Arbitration Agreement

October 3rd, 2018

Lawyers for a former non-equity shareholder at the national employment law firm claim that she never agreed to arbitrate disputes with the firm. Ogletree’s lawyers say that as a “seasoned employment attorney,” the plaintiff can’t credibly argue that she did not understand the agreement or how to opt out of it. By Ross Todd Did […]

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