Sheppard Mullin Hit With Race Bias Suit By Former Staffer

Law360, New York (October 18, 2013, 8:48 PM EDT) -- Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP was slapped with a lawsuit in the D.C. Superior Court last week by a former administrative employee for the firm's intellectual property practice, who alleges she was subjected to discrimination because she is African-American.

In a complaint filed Oct. 11, Judith Clarke, an African-American woman of Jamaican origin who worked as an intellectual property specialist for the firm, alleges that the firm's treatment of her amounted to unlawful discrimination and retaliation in violation of the District of Columbia Human Rights...
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