Law firm Ogletree Deakins is named in a $300 million gender discrimination class action

Posted on: January 19th, 2018 by Steve Larson

A shareholder in Ogletree Deakins’ Orange County office has filed suit against the law firm alleging the firm’s male-dominated leadership disproportionately favors men over women in pay, promotions and business development opportunity. The complaint alleges that women hold only two of nine seats on Ogletree’s board of directors and two of six firm officer positions. The complaint also alleges that compensation decisions are controlled by a male-dominated compensation committee and then voted upon by Ogletree’s equity shareholders, which are about 80 percent male.

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