Female partner hits Proskauer with $50m gender bias suit

Lawsuit filed by Washington DC partner alleges “substantial gender disparities” in firm’s partnership

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An unnamed partner in Proskauer’s Washington DC office has sued the firm in federal court, alleging she is a victim of discrimination and claiming “substantial gender disparities” in the firm’s partnership. The suit claims at least $50m (£39m) in damages.

Proskauer called the claims “groundless” and suggested that the partner sought to force a payout after her practice faltered.

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