#MeToo's Reach Falling Short Of BigLaw Rainmakers

By Andrew Strickler (May 30, 2019, 9:09 PM EDT) -- BigLaw is continuing to evade the problem of rainmakers committing sexual harassment or undercutting women and minority lawyers, a panel of experts said Thursday.

Even with the impact of the #MeToo movement increasingly evident across the profession, many of the biggest firm moneymakers are not coming under the heightened scrutiny of workplace behavior, said panelists at the American Bar Association's National Conference on Professional Responsibility in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Fear that questioning a key partner about their treatment of subordinates will trigger their resignation leads to these institutional blinders, said Dayna Underhill, a litigator and partner at Holland & Knight LLP...

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