Tuesday, December 15, 2020
ABA Journal, Ex-partner's Bias Suit Alleges He Was Told Black Lawyers Left Because They Can't Handle BigLaw:
A 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.