Morrison & Foerster is seeking sanctions against employment firm Sanford Heisler Sharp in a jab at the lawyers who’ve sued several Big Law firms for gender discrimination.
The San Francisco-based firm accuses Sanford Heisler of filing frivolous claims in Jane Doe No. 4’s lawsuit. The petition states the plaintiff sued despite knowing that her separation agreement released Morrison & Foerster from all claims.
“Morrison does not bring a motion for sanctions lightly, but sanctions are required under these extraordinary circumstances,” attorneys with Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher representing Morrison & Foerster said in the April 8 filing.
The plaintiff is one ...