Anapol Schwartz Says Atty In Gay Bias Row Threatened Suit

Law360, Philadelphia (October 8, 2013, 2:23 PM EDT) -- Anapol Schwartz Weiss Cohan Feldman & Smalley PC fired back Monday at a suit accusing the firm of harboring an anti-gay bias that derailed a former senior associate’s lucrative job opportunity, claiming the attorney tried extorting the firm out of $80,000 before his 2012 resignation.

Anapol Schwartz said Jeffrey Downs — a gay attorney who filed suit in March alleging that senior partners including Tom Anapol and Sol Weiss derailed an offer he received to join rival firm Raynes McCarty — demanded to receive $80,000 in...
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