Former Sidley Director Gives In To EEOC Demands

Law360, New York (September 15, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A former director at Sidley Austin LLP has agreed to answer questions about a document describing the law firm’s allegedly mandatory retirement policy, prompting the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to drop its attempt to compel him to do so.

The agency filed a motion to force now-retired financial director William B. White to finish a July deposition which he cut short, citing attorney-client privilege. The deposition was part of the EEOC’s ongoing lawsuit on behalf of 32 partners who were forced out in 1999....
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