Three former Chadbourne & Parke partners who accused the firm of systematically underpaying its female lawyers have settled their claims for more than $3 million in damages and attorneys’ fees.
In a memorandum filed March 14, attorneys for the three women asked New York Southern District judge to approve the plaintiffs individual settlements over claims that Chadbourne violated the Equal Pay Act.
The defendants include Chadbourne, Norton Rose Fulbright, which absorbed Chadbourne last year, and six individual attorneys.
They contended the women weren’t eligible to sue under the Equal Pay Act because, as partners, they weren’t employees of the firm. ...