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Biglaw Firm Admits It Botched Handling of Sexual Assault Allegation Against a Partner

By on October 17, 2018 in Employment, Law Firm Management

Above the Law reports that Baker McKenzie released a joint report last week that admits the way the firm handled the alleged sexual assault by a partner at the firm involved “a number of shortcomings … which we very much regret.”

A partner in the firm’s London office was accused of assaulting an associate after a firm event six years ago, recalls Above the Law editor Kathryn Rubino. “The associate reported it to the firm, and they investigated. But instead of getting rid of the offending partner, the firm just sanctioned him and reached a settlement with the associate who was victimized. It was only after the story became public that the firm bowed to pressure and the accused partner left the firm.”

Read the Above the Law article.




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