Rising Star: Sanford Heisler's Janette Wipper

By Ben James (March 14, 2013, 4:13 PM EDT) -- Sanford Heisler LLP's Janette Wipper uncovered a flaw in a defense expert's statistical analysis in a gender bias class action against Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp. that gave the plaintiffs the upper hand and led to a $175 million settlement, just one of the accomplishments that landed her a place on Law360's list of five rising stars in the employment law arena.

Wipper's independent scrutiny of labor economics expert Dr. Finis Welch's statistical evidence — which undergirded his conclusion that women at Novartis made more than their male peers — allowed the plaintiffs to cross-examine Welch in a way that eviscerated the company's...

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