Deferred Atty Accuses Howard Rice Of Race, Sex Bias

Law360, New York (August 19, 2010, 1:50 PM EDT) -- A former summer associate has sued Howard Rice Nemerovski Canady Falk & Rabkin PC, claiming its decision to defer and ultimately rescind her full-time associate contract violated discrimination laws.

S. Martinez alleges Howard Rice's deferment program prevented her from securing a full-time associate position at another San Francisco law firm, according to a complaint filed Aug. 11 by Kathleen M. Lucas of The Lucas Law Firm in the Superior Court of California, County of San Francisco.

According to Martinez, who is of Mexican ancestry, the firm...
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