Proskauer Partner Says $50M Gender Bias Suit Should Survive

Law360, New York (July 31, 2017, 4:36 PM EDT) -- A female Proskauer Rose LLP partner urged Friday that a Washington, D.C., federal court not toss her $50 million gender bias suit before discovery, rejecting the firm's claim that as a firm partner she lacks the statutory protections given "employees."

The partner, who is suing under a Jane Doe pseudonym, accused the firm of filing a premature motion for summary judgment last month to delay discovery or split it into phases. She argues the circumstances of her work at Proskauer show she is an employee protected by federal and state employment laws despite her title.

"As the Supreme Court has held...

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