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BigLaw's Pay Traditions May Fuel Gender Bias Fire

Law360, New York (September 1, 2016, 9:55 PM EDT) -- At least three major U.S. law firms have been hit with gender discrimination suits so far in 2016, a phenomenon experts say is likely fueled by murky and subjective methods of determining partner pay that are pervasive in the legal industry.

In the latest suit, filed Wednesday, Chadbourne & Parke LLP partner Kerrie Campbell brought a $100 million class claim against her firm, saying an "all-male dictatorship" makes biased pay decisions that are discriminatory toward the firm's female partners. One month earlier, Sedgwick LLP partner Traci...
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