Female Partners Bullied Over Compensation: Study

Law360, New York (April 29, 2010, 5:00 PM EDT) -- Nearly one-third of female partners have been bullied or threatened by male colleagues to back down from origination point disagreements, an example of the many compensation challenges they still face, according to a new study.

The study, titled “A Survey of Women Partners on Law Firm Compensation,” was unveiled Wednesday at a summit in Philadelphia for female in-house counsel. It said 55 percent of respondents reported being occasionally or frequently denied their fair share of origination points.

At most firms these disputes are resolved between the...
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