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5:00 PM – 6:30 PM | Discussion
6:30 PM – 7:30 PM | Reception
In August 2016, Kerrie Campbell, equity partner in the Washington office of Chadbourne Parke LLP, filed a class action lawsuit alleging gender discrimination against the firm. The suit claims that the firm systematically excluded female partners from leadership positions and compensated them less than male partners and seeks $100 million in damages. The Campbell case is the most recent gender discrimination lawsuit filed against an elite firm in a year that has seen at least four such actions. What factors are contributing to this trend of litigation at this point in time? What are the common characteristics of these lawsuits? What impact might these cases on the advancement of women in elite law firms?
The Stanford Center on the Legal Profession and the Rock Center for Corporate Governance will host a discussion of these questions with Professor Deborah Rhode, Kerrie Campbell, her attorney David Sanford, and Paul Hastings employment partner Nancy Abell.
Professor, Stanford Law School
Director, Center on the Legal Profession
Partner, Chadbourne & Parke LLP
Chairman and co-founder, Sanford Heisler, LLP
Partner, Employment Law Dept., Paul Hastings