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Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Ex-Partner's Bias Suit Alleges He Was Told Black Lawyers Left Because They Can't Handle BigLaw

ABA Journal, Ex-partner's Bias Suit Alleges He Was Told Black Lawyers Left Because They Can't Handle BigLaw:

K&L GatesA former Black partner at K&L Gates alleges in a lawsuit that he was terminated for his complaints about discrimination and then harassed by private investigators hired by the law firm.

Willie Dennis is representing himself in the lawsuit, filed Monday in Manhattan federal court. His suit says he was “the victim of systemic racism and discriminatory barriers to equal treatment” at the law firm.

Bloomberg Law and Law360 have coverage.

https://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/2020/12/ex-partners-bias-suit-alleges-he-was-told-black-lawyers-left-because-they-cant-handle-biglaw.html

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Comments

The fact that some people politicize racism doesn’t mean that there isn’t any racism

Posted by: Mike Livingston | Dec 16, 2020 2:45:48 AM

Race is a land mine. Don't ever discuss race. Don't ever be open or honest about it.

Ever.

You do so at your own peril.

Also, be cognizant of where you expose yourself to jury trial civil liability. I guess K&L better crack open the checkbook on this one. "Cost of doing business."

Posted by: Anon | Dec 16, 2020 12:05:38 AM

It sounds like someone should have spent less time being a diversity activist infiltrator, and more time lawyering and rainmaking.

Posted by: Anon | Dec 15, 2020 11:59:38 PM