In an emerging trend, law firms have found themselves the targets of recent lawsuits alleging gender discrimination against female partners. Most recently, Kerrie Campbell, a litigation partner at Chadbourne & Parke’s Washington, D.C. office filed a $100 million proposed class action lawsuit on behalf of all female partners at the firm. She alleges that Chadbourne’s male-dominated culture leads to unequal compensation for women. The lawsuit, filed on August 31, 2016, in federal district court in New York, seeks relief under Title VII, the Federal Equal Pay Act, and the District of Columbia Human Rights Act.
Tracy L. Scheidtmann
Tracy Scheidtmann, senior counsel in the Silicon Valley office, is a member of the litigation division.
Tracy practices broad range employment law, focusing on employment law litigation. Orrick’s Employment Law and Litigation group was recently named Labor & Employment Department of the Year in California by The Recorder, the premier source for legal news, in recognition of their significant wins on behalf of leading multinational companies on today’s most complex and challenging employment law matters.
Tracy began her Orrick career as a summer associate in 2001. She participated in the Domestic Violence Advocacy Project, representing victims seeking to obtain or enforce civil protection orders in District of Columbia Superior Court.
Prior to Orrick, in the summer of 2000, Tracy was a legal intern at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C.Array