Prior to joining Sanford Heisler Sharp, Ms. St. Charles was an associate at Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer, LLP in Washington, DC, where her practice involved a variety of complex commercial litigation matters in both federal and state courts.
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Leigh Anne St. Charles is a Senior Litigation Counsel in the Nashville office of Sanford Heisler Sharp, LLP, a national law firm with offices in the District of Columbia, New York, California, Tennessee, and Maryland. She received her J.D. from Columbia Law School, where she was a James Kent and Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, and her B.A. from Western Kentucky University.
Ms. St. Charles represents employees in individual and class actions involving discrimination, family and medical leave, employee benefits, and civil rights. Ms. St. Charles has also represented clients in a variety of pro bono matters, including in amicus briefing before the Supreme Court of the United States, tenant advocacy, and asylum and immigration petitions. Prior to joining Sanford Heisler Sharp, Ms. St. Charles was an associate at Arnold & Porter, LLP in Washington, DC, where her practice involved a variety of complex commercial litigation matters in federal and state court.
While in law school, Ms. St. Charles served as a notes editor for the Journal of Law and Social Problems, a board member for the American Constitution Society and Workers’ Rights Student Coalition, a teaching assistant for Disability Law, and tutored students through the Harlem Tutorial Project.
- J.D., Columbia Law School, 2014
- Notes Editor, the Journal of Law and Social Problems
- B.A., Western Kentucky University, 2010
- District of Columbia, 2015
- Tennessee, 2018
- U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, 2017
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The complaint alleges the defendants violated Title VII of the U.S. Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Tennessee Human Rights Act for discriminating against Kramer during her employment and then terminating her in retaliation for raising gender discrimination claims against the company.
The plaintiff is former Ogletree equity partner Tracy Warren, who filed the representative action on behalf of herself and other similarly situated current or former female attorneys employed in California at the storied defense-side labor and employment firm. Ms. Warren filed the action under the California Labor Code Private Attorneys General Act of 2004 (PAGA).
The complaint asserts that Ogletree uses a number of tactics to shortchange female shareholders in pay and promotions. The firm manipulates allocation of origination credits by unfairly attributing such credits to male shareholders, even when women at the firm are the ones who bring in the client.
The Complaint on behalf of InnoGrit’s co-founder Yuhui (David) Chen alleges breach of contract, promissory fraud, retaliation, wrongful termination, and shareholder direct and derivative claims.
According to the complaint, Home Depot has selected multiple poorly-performing funds for its 401(k) plan, allowed investment advisers to charge its employees unreasonable fees, and turned a blind eye to a kickback scheme between an investment adviser and the plan’s recordkeeper.
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