Law firms should anticipate facing more charges of gender-based discrimination and sexual harassment in the near future, an author of a multi-year study on employment practices liability claims against law firms told Bloomberg Law.

Though there haven’t traditionally been as many of these lawsuits, they’ve cost firms a lot of money to resolve relative to their frequency, Matthew K. Corbin said. Corbin is Senior Vice President and Executive Director for Aon Risk Solutions in Overland Park, Kansas. Aon provides risk...