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Firm Can’t Dodge Finding It Pushed Employee To Perjure Self

Law360, New York (March 9, 2015, 3:40 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected a Kentucky law firm's bid to overturn a 2013 jury verdict that it racially discriminated against a black employee and fired him in part because he refused to commit perjury in a separate sexual discrimination lawsuit.

The high court’s rejection of a petition for writ of certiorari brought by Zwicker & Associates PSC lets stand a unanimous Sixth Circuit ruling that the firm had terminated former employee Clinton Burton because of his race, and because he would not cave to pressure from firm leadership to lie under oath in a discrimination suit brought by former...

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Kirkland & Ellis LLP has redefined what it means to be the biggest of BigLaw — weighing in at 2,116 attorneys by year end 2018 and becoming the first firm since Law360 began tracking law firm head counts to top 2,000 U.S.-based attorneys.

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