Harvard Group Ups Pressure To Nix BigLaw Forced Arbitration

Law360, Boston (March 26, 2019, 10:50 AM EDT) -- A group of Harvard law students that has launched a yearlong campaign to end so-called coercive contracts in the legal industry said Tuesday it is escalating the pressure by sending teams to hand out fliers outside DLA Piper's Boston office and Venable LLP's office in Washington, D.C.

Harvard Law students Kurt Walters, Vail Kohnert-Yount, Sarah Bayer and Jake Meiseles hand out fliers with information about forced arbitration outside DLA Piper's Boston office. (Chris Villani | Law360) The group, Pipeline Parity Project, said the two BigLaw firms are among those who still require employees to sign mandatory arbitration agreements as a condition of...

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