Tag Archives: Gender Bias

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Starbucks, Google Assailed by Shareholders Over Gender Policies

Starbucks, Google Assailed by Shareholders Over Gender Policies

By Emily Chasan, Bloomberg News Investors focused on social issues are finding that trickle-down diversity doesn’t work. For years, they surmised that having enough women on boards and in senior management would produce fairer policies. Now investors are changing tactics, saying it’s not enough and that employers also need to implement gender-pay equity and paid-

Why Women Leave Big Law to Start Their Own Firms

Why Women Leave Big Law to Start Their Own Firms – Ep. 2 (Podcast)

  Starting in the 2000s it was women who had already made partner, and who were not leaving [big law] for work-life balance reasons, but were leaving for business reasons and I don’t think that trend is going to change. – Nicole Galli, former litigation partner at Pepper Hamilton, who now has her own small

Judge Shira Scheindlin on the Big Law Business Podcast

Judge Scheindlin on ‘Gender Disparity’ and Imbalance in Big Law (Podcast)

  Women represent private parties in civil litigation just 18.5% of the time in New York according to a New York State Bar Association report released earlier this month. Judge Shira Scheindlin backed up those findings during a recent podcast recording: “what I witnessed in the courtroom was a great gender disparity in privately retained

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Mistaken For The Court Reporter: Litigating As A Woman

Ask a woman in litigation if she’s ever been mistaken for a court reporter, and there’s a good chance she’ll say yes.  Teri Drew, who specializes in the defense of commercial liability claims, said it happened to her just a few months ago. “I went to a plaintiffs’ firm for a deposition, and the receptionist

MIAMI - FEBRUARY 02: A judges gavel rests on top of a desk in the courtroom of the newly opened Black Police Precinct and Courthouse Museum February 3, 2009 in Miami, Florida. The museum is located in the only known structure in the nation that was designed, devoted to and operated as a separate station house and municipal court for African-Americans. In September 1944, the first black patrolmen were sworn in as emergency policemen to enforce the law in what was then called the "Central Negro District." The precinct building opened in May 1950 to provide a station house for the black policemen and a courtroom for black judges in which to adjudicate black defendants. The building operated from 1950 until its closing in 1963.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Partner Suing Proskauer For Gender Bias Argues She’s An Employee

A female partner suing Proskauer Rose for gender discrimination is urging a Washington, D.C. federal judge not to toss her complaint, arguing she should be classified as an employee of the firm. The plaintiff, a D.C. partner who sued Proskauer anonymously under the name ‘Jane Doe’ in May, alleges she was objectified by male partners at

People demonstrate against discrimination, racism, sexism, human rights violations and other issues during the "Dress Like a Woman" rally at Westlake Park in Seattle, Washington on February 25, 2017.  / AFP / Jason Redmond / Getty Images

Decades-Old Gender Bias Case Marked Turning Point in Big Law

A decades-old settlement in Manhattan federal court serves as a measuring stick for how far Big Law has come in the fight for gender equality. In May of 1977, Sullivan & Cromwell agreed to publish salary data to make it easier for women to compare how they fared in relation to men at the firm

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Lawsuit: Chadbourne’s Women Partners Earned Fraction of What Men Earned

Female partners at Chadbourne & Parke earned approximately 72 percent as much as their male counterparts for three straight years from 2013 to 2015, according to a statistical analysis by a former and current Chadbourne partner who have filed a proposed gender discrimination federal class-action against the firm in Manhattan. The numbers were disclosed after a federal judge overseeing

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Third Partner Wants to Sue Chadbourne for Gender Bias

Mary Yelenick, the onetime chair of Chadbourne & Parke’s products liability group, has asked to join two other women suing Chadbourne for gender discrimination, according to papers filed in federal court in Manhattan on Monday evening. Yelenick is listed as of counsel on Chadbourne’s website, but was previously a partner and spent her entire career at the

Campbell v. Chadbourne

Chadbourne Suit’s $155M Question: Is a Law Firm Partner an Employee?

Can a partner at a large law firm be considered an employee? As news emerged this week about a pending merger between Norton Rose Fulbright and Chadbourne & Parke, lawyers sparred over this question in court papers filed in Manhattan federal court. It’s one that could prove critical to Chadbourne’s financial assets as it faces liability

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The Gender Bias in Law School Admissions

Editor’s Note: The authors of this post are a law school professor who writes frequently about legal education and the head of an organization aimed at making law school more transparent and affordable. By Deborah Jones Merritt, John Deaver Drinko/Baker & Hostetler Chair in Law, Ohio State Moritz College of Law, and Kyle McEntee, Executive Director, Law