Case: Sedgwick

After settling equal-pay lawsuit, Sedgwick partner joins another firm

September 5th, 2017

BY STEPHANIE FRANCIS WARD Traci Ribeiro, a former Sedgwick, Detert, Moran & Arnold partner who reportedly settled an Equal Pay Act claim with the firm, has joined the Chicago office of Foran Glennon Palandech Ponzi & Rudloff. She will handle complex insurance coverage litigation with the law firm, according to an email the law firm […]

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Pay Up: Female lawyers are working for income fairness—by suing their firms

August 28th, 2017

BY STEPHANIE FRANCIS WARD Traci Ribeiro is single and has no children. Practicing law, the Chicago insurance-defense attorney has said, gives her significant joy. “It’s what I do for fun. So the usual defenses firms use for not paying women fairly, they couldn’t use those with me even if they wanted to,” the Sedgwick partner […]

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Sedgwick Partner Who Settled Gender Bias Suit Leaves Firm

August 11th, 2017

Roy Strom Traci Ribeiro has quietly left the partnership at Sedgwick, a firm she settled a gender discrimination suit with in April. Her gender bias suit, initially filed last summer, claimed that the San Francisco-based Am Law 200 firm routinely discriminated against women. Ribeiro left Sedgwick within the past two weeks. It remains unclear what’s […]

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Sedgwick partner settles equal-pay suit

May 8th, 2017

BY DEBRA CASSENS WEISS A nonequity partner who sued Sedgwick over an alleged “male-dominated culture” that denies women equal pay has reached a confidential settlement with the law firm. Traci Ribeiro, a 46-year-old lawyer who worked in the San Francisco-based firm’s Chicago office, settled the suit in arbitration in April, the New York Times reports […]

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Lawsuit Presses the Issue of Lower Pay for Female Law Partners

May 7th, 2017

By ELIZABETH OLSON By all accounts, Mary T. Yelenick had a stellar career at Chadbourne & Parke, the New York law firm where she spent 35 years, rising to the position of chairwoman for the product liability practice. She retired in December to words of praise from the firm. But in March she joined a […]

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Partner Reloads in $200M Sedgwick Sex Bias Case

January 12th, 2017 — The American Lawyer

As it appeared in The American Lawyer Scott Flaherty, The Recorder A female Sedgwick partner alleging gender bias against the firm has beefed up her claims, adding a bid for $200 million in damages and an updated legal team led by David Sanford of the class action firm Sanford Heisler. Traci Ribeiro, a nonequity insurance […]

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Chadbourne Foe to Represent Attorney Suing Sedgwick

January 11th, 2017 — Bloomberg

As it appeared on Bloomberg BNA David Sanford, the employment attorney leading the charge in an ongoing equal pay class-action against Chadbourne & Parke, has become lead counsel on a gender discrimination suit against another law firm, Sedgwick, and he’s upping the stakes. In a new complaint filed Wednesday, Sanford alleged Chicago-based Sedgwick partner Traci […]

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Partner Reloads in $200M Sedgwick Sex Bias Case

January 11th, 2017 — Law.com

As it appeared on Law.com Scott Flaherty A female Sedgwick partner alleging gender bias against the firm has beefed up her claims, adding a bid for $200 million in damages and an updated legal team led by David Sanford of the class action firm Sanford Heisler. Traci Ribeiro, a nonequity insurance partner in Sedgwick’s Chicago […]

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Partner Reloads in $200M Sedgwick Sex Bias Case

January 11th, 2017 — The Recorder

As it appeared on The Recorder Scott Flaherty, The Recorder A female Sedgwick partner alleging gender bias against the firm has beefed up her claims, adding a bid for $200 million in damages and an updated legal team led by David Sanford of the class action firm Sanford Heisler. Traci Ribeiro, a nonequity insurance partner […]

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Sanford Heisler is New Lead Counsel in Female Partner Gender Discrimination Class Action Against the Sedgwick Law Firm

January 11th, 2017 — PRNewswire

As it appeared on PRNewswire SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Sanford Heisler, LLP filed an Amended Complaint in arbitration in the gender discrimination class and collective action, Ribeiro v. Sedgwick, LLP (in arbitration as Sedgwick, LLP v. Ribeiro). On her own behalf and on behalf of female Sedgwick attorneys, Ms. Ribeiro, a high-performing, […]

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