DLA Piper Called 'Barbaric' After Putting Accuser On Leave

Law360 (October 16, 2019, 12:12 PM EDT) -- The partner alleging DLA Piper punished her for saying she was sexually assaulted by a recently ousted practice group leader accused the firm of engaging in a "barbaric" smear campaign Wednesday, after the BigLaw giant said she'd been placed on paid leave for mistreating a colleague.

Vanina Guerrero's attorney, Jeanne Christensen of Wigdor LLP, said she received a bare-bones overnight letter from the firm informing her that it was placing Guerrero on leave after an investigation into her claims showed she "engaged in inappropriate behavior toward, and harassed" a colleague. This smear is "barbaric and never before seen by a global...

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