Ropes & Gray Urged To Talk Deal In Ex-Partner's Bias Suit

Law360, New York (March 27, 2013, 5:51 PM EDT) -- A federal judge on Wednesday urged Ropes & Gray LLP to talk settlement with a former partner who claims the firm fired her after she complained her work had been handed off to younger, male partners.

U.S. District Judge John G. Koeltl said Ropes and former partner Patricia A. Martone, a once high-level partner in its intellectual property practice who now works at Morrison & Foerster, should discuss a deal to end the age and gender discrimination suit. The remarks came at a hearing in Manhattan...
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