Bloomberg Law
March 12, 2020, 9:52 PM

Latham & Watkins Steps In for U.S. Soccer After Filing Backlash

Meghan Tribe
Meghan Tribe

The U.S. Soccer Federation has tapped Latham & Watkins to join its defense in a gender pay suit brought by the national women’s team, soon after another firm the federation hired, Seyfarth, submitted a filing in the case that said women had less soccer skill than men.

In a statement of apology for the filing, USSF President Carlos Cordeiro said the federation would call on Latham, which it has worked with before.

“On behalf of U.S. Soccer, I sincerely apologize for the offense and pain caused by language in this week’s court filing, which did not reflect the values of ...

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