DLA Piper Ousts Bigwig Accused Of Sexual Assault

Law360 (October 11, 2019, 9:29 PM EDT) -- DLA Piper cut ties with the co-head of its U.S. emerging growth and venture capital practice Friday, a little over a week after a female partner told the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission that he sexually assaulted her and the firm retaliated against her when she complained.  

The firm’s U.S. leadership team said in an email to staff it was “in the best interest of the firm that we part ways with Louis Lehot” after M&A partner Vanina Guerrero named him as her alleged abuser in a letter she sent the EEOC last week, according to a copy of the email provided...

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