Greenberg Traurig Hit With $200M Sex Bias Class Action

Law360, New York (December 3, 2012, 2:33 PM EST) -- A former shareholder at Greenberg Traurig LLP's Philadelphia office on Monday hit the firm with a $200 million proposed class action in New York federal court, claiming it discriminated against female shareholders by denying them pay and advancement opportunities in violation of the Equal Pay Act.

Former partner and shareholder Francine F. Griesing, who worked at the firm’s Philadelphia office from April 2007 to January 2010, claims Greenberg Traurig has systematically paid female shareholders less than their male counterparts, given male shareholders greater business-generating opportunities and...
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