Ex-Dechert Associate Sues Over Broken Promises

Law360, New York (October 6, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A former Dechert LLP associate has sued the firm for luring him away from a stable associate position at Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP with promises of greater professional development, only to slap him with “glorified paralegal work” and then fire him because he is an Orthodox Jew.

In a lawsuit filed in New York state court on Sept. 23, Marc Lubin said he took a 20 percent pay cut when he traded Skadden for Dechert only because he was promised that he would...
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