Ogletree Atty Hits Firm With $300M Gender Bias Class Action

Law360, New York (January 16, 2018, 12:01 PM EST) -- An Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart PC attorney has hit the management-side powerhouse with a $300 million proposed class action in California federal court alleging the firm’s male-dominated leadership disproportionately favors men over women in pay, promotions and business development opportunities.

Plaintiff Dawn M. Knepper, a shareholder in the firm’s Orange County office, filed suit Friday alleging that Ogletree has fostered a male-dominated culture in which male shareholders are “grossly over-represented” at the top tier of the firm’s management structure and that they systematically discriminate...
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Case Title

Knepper v. Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.


Case Number

3:18-cv-00303

Court

California Northern

Nature of Suit

Civil Rights: Jobs

Judge

William H. Orrick

Date Filed

January 12, 2018


Case Title

Knepper v. Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.


Case Number

3:18-cv-00304

Court

California Northern

Nature of Suit

Other Statutes: Arbitration

Date Filed

January 12, 2018

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