McDermott Latest Firm To Ditch Mandatory Arbitration Policy

By Emma Cueto (April 1, 2019, 8:23 PM EDT) -- McDermott Will & Emery is the latest BigLaw firm to drop mandatory arbitration agreements for all employees, a reform that has gained increasing support across the legal industry in the wake of the #MeToo movement.

The firm said that the policy, which was announced Thursday and went into effect immediately, was meant to boost confidence in the firm.

"By doing so, we ensure that our people have the confidence to raise challenges that, once surfaced and addressed, will make our firm better. It will also allow us to continue to operate with the radical transparency that has enhanced our culture and...

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