Bloomberg Law
Jan. 16, 2018, 11:07 AM

Female Ogletree Lawyers Allege Systemic Sex Bias, Seek $300M

Patrick Dorrian
Patrick Dorrian

Ogletree Deakins discriminates against female shareholders as a class, denying them equal pay, promotions, and other job opportunities, a $300 million lawsuit filed in federal court in San Francisco charges.

The proposed class action complaint is the latest is a line of multi-million dollar sex discrimination lawsuits filed against big name management-side labor and employment law firms. Chadbourne & Parke and Proskauer Rose are among the others that have been sued.

Male Ogletree shareholders dominate decision-making “at every level of the Firm’s management and leadership structure,” the Jan. 12 complaint filed by attorney Dawn Knepper says. Knepper is a nonequity ...

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