Analysis

Recent Leaks Put Legal Industry On '#MeToo' Notice

Law360 (February 13, 2018, 11:52 AM EST) -- Two international law firms announced last week that they were parting ways with U.K. partners after allegations from more than a year ago were suddenly brought to light, in what could be the start of a longer public re-evaluation of how the legal industry addresses — or fails to address — claims of sexual misconduct within its ranks.

The cultural shift and the proliferation of online sites where anonymous accusations can turn up — including social media and trade tabloids — mean any hushed-up settlement or internal firm investigation into a complaint can become a potential public relations landmine, particularly if...

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