Gay Associate Sues Sullivan & Cromwell

Law360, New York (January 16, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- An associate in the mergers and acquisitions group of Sullivan & Cromwell LLP has accused the firm and several of its top partners of discriminating against him because he is gay and retaliating when he complained about it.

In the complaint, filed Jan. 16 in Manhattan Supreme Court, attorney Aaron Brett Charney said the discrimination against him included verbal abuse, a trumped-up performance report and false allegations that he carried on a sexual relationship with another male associate at the firm.

H. Rodgin Cohen, chairman of...
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