Chadbourne partner alleging gender bias attempts to block vote to expel her from firm

Ahead of Norton Rose merger, Chadbourne partner fights back against effort to expel her


A week after Chadbourne & Parke announced it would hold a partnership vote on whether to expel Washington DC-based partner Kerrie Campbell (pictured), who is leading a gender bias suit against the firm, Campbell and her lawyers urged a federal judge to block the vote from taking place.

On Wednesday, Campbell’s legal team, led by Sanford Heisler name partner David Sanford, filed an emergency motion and other papers in Manhattan federal court, arguing that the partner vote is part of a broader effort to punish Campbell for bringing the litigation and discouraging potential gender discrimination claims from other woman partners.

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