Employment MVP: Seyfarth Shaw's Gerald Maatman

Law360, New York (December 2, 2013, 6:36 PM ET) -- When the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission sued Kaplan Higher Education Corp. amid a campaign to block employers from using credit checks to screen hires, Seyfarth Shaw LLP's Gerald Maatman turned the table on the government, forcing the EEOC to turn over information about its own hiring practices and earning himself a spot on Law360's list of Employment MVPs.

In 2010, the EEOC accused Kaplan of discriminating against African Americans by using credit checks to screen job applicants. But in a landmark ruling now being appealed...
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