About the Law Firms
Plaintiff is represented by two law firms: the plaintiffs’ employment firm Outten & Golden LLP and the national class action firm Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP. These firms also represented female professionals in the Amochaev v. Smith Barney gender discrimination case, which resulted in a $33 million settlement, as well as in the on-going gender discrimination class action against Goldman Sachs, Chen-Oster v. Goldman Sachs.
Outten & Golden LLP is a 50 attorney firm with offices in New York, San Francisco and Chicago. O&G represents plaintiffs in a wide variety of employment law matters, including national class and impact statutory discrimination cases, major class-based wage and hour violations, and contract negotiations. O&G represented plaintiff-intervenor Allison Schieffelin in a pattern or practice sex discrimination suit prosecuted with the EEOC against Morgan Stanley that resulted in a $54 million settlement and substantial injunctive relief. It is also lead counsel in Houser, et al., v. Pritzker, Secretary, U.S. Department of Commerce, a class action lawsuit on behalf of hundreds of thousands of African-American and Latino job seekers, certified by a New York federal court, alleging that the Census Bureau’s criminal background check had a disparate impact on African-American and Latino applicants for jobs related to the 2010 census. It has handled discrimination claims against numerous Fortune 500 firms. More information on the firm can be found at outtengolden.com.
Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP, is a 60 attorney firm with offices in San Francisco, Seattle, New York, and Nashville. Lieff Cabraser has represented plaintiffs in a wide variety of class action litigation, including employment discrimination and civil rights, wage suppression, and pension benefits litigation. It has represented many plaintiffs in litigation against technology companies, including serving as class counsel in the Silicon Valley no-poaching case, In re High-Tech Employee Antitrust Litigation, which resulted in settlements totaling $435 million.