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Founding Partner: Douglas H. Wigdor
Other Partners: Jeanne M. Christensen, David E. Gottlieb, Christine L. Hogan, Valdi Licul, Lawrence M. Pearson, Michael J. Willemin
Number of partners: 7
Number of lawyers: 14

FIRM OVERVIEW:
Founded in 2003, Wigdor LLP is a prominent plaintiff-side employment litigation boutique known for representing victims in some of the most closely watched sexual harassment, sexual assault, employment discrimination and retaliation cases that have made headline news around the world. The attorneys at Wigdor LLP are highly experienced and have successfully litigated individual-plaintiff, multi-plaintiff and class action discrimination and retaliation, sexual harassment, whistleblower retaliation, wrongful termination, breach of contract, wage and hour and other employment-related lawsuits. The Firm’s clients hail from virtually every industry, including financial services, accounting, law, healthcare, real estate, construction, media, sports and entertainment, fashion, education, transportation, architecture, restaurant and hospitality, retail and many others.

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Sexual Harassment & Assault: 

  • Eight victims of alleged sexual abuse by Harvey Weinstein, including two women who testified at Weinstein’s criminal trial in New York
  • Nafissatou Diallo, the hotel maid in the Dominique Strauss-Kahn sexual assault case
  • The victim in the Delhi Uber rape case that led to numerous executive resignations
  • Numerous victims of sexual harassment and assault by Uber drivers in a putative class action against Uber
  • Multiple Fox News employees in their claims of sexual harassment and assault
  • A former associate producer at TMZ who came forward with allegations of a toxic work environment at the celebrity gossip website
  • Six female doctors at Yale University and Yale New Haven Hospital who alleged they were all sexually harassed by the same male doctor

Employment Discrimination: 

  • Over 20 employees at Fox News in their claims of sexual harassment, gender discrimination, race discrimination and/or retaliation against the network
  • Amazon Web Services senior manager Charlotte Newman in a race and gender discrimination lawsuit against Amazon alleging widespread “de-leveling” of Black employees in corporate roles
  • Five award-winning anchorwomen at NY1 in their claims of age and gender discrimination against Charter Communications
  • Morgan Stanley’s former Global Head of Diversity in a race discrimination collective action lawsuit
  • Former Chief of Staff to ousted WeWork CEO Adam Neumann in her claims of pregnancy discrimination
  • SoulCycle’s former Senior Director of Instructor Programming and Talent Management in her claims of pregnancy discrimination
  • Countless women in their claims of unequal pay, gender discrimination, sexual harassment and/or retaliation against Wall Street firms
  • Former Vice President at Goldman Sachs in his claims of sexual orientation discrimination and retaliation
  • Multiple Avon employees in the first-ever maternity discrimination class action filed on behalf of a proposed class of women who needed to pump breast milk at work, the 'Breast Pumping Class'
  • An employee with a disability in a discrimination trial against Walmart, which resulted in a jury verdict of $7.5 million

Retaliation:  

  • Deborah Dugan, former President and CEO of The Recording Academy, in a sexual harassment, gender discrimination and retaliation case in connection with the Grammy Awards
  • Marla Crawford, former in-house counsel at Goldman Sachs, in her claims of wrongful termination over an alleged cover-up of sexual misconduct by the bank’s Global Head of Litigation
  • Kimberly Osorio, former Editor-in-Chief of The Source Magazine in a wrongful termination trial that resulted in a jury verdict of $7.5 million
  • A former Vice President at JPMorgan Chase in a whistleblower retaliation trial that resulted in a jury verdict of $1.126 million

Racial Profiling: 

  • Multiple individual plaintiffs in a racial profiling lawsuit against Macy’s
  • Over 730 consumers in a nationwide class action against Sephora over anti-Asian racial profiling and discrimination, which resulted in a settlement of $950,000
  • Actor Rob Browne and a proposed class of consumers in a racial profiling case against Macy’s and the New York Police Department

Wage & Hour Litigation:  

  • Limousine drivers at Sunny’s Limousine Service Inc. in a wage and hour class action that resulted in a settlement of $3.5 million
  • Restaurant employees in a wage theft lawsuit against Blue Hill at Stone Barns and Blue Hill New York that resulted in a settlement of $2 million
  • Restaurant employees in numerous wage and hour class action lawsuits against popular New York City restaurants

Executive Compensation & Breach of Contract: 

  • Former CFO of Six Flags in claims of breach of contract and fraud, which resulted in an arbitration award of approx. $24 million
  • Former Executive Vice President of Content at MLB Advanced Media in a lawsuit alleging breach of contract and unjust enrichment

Consumer Class Actions:  

  • Consumers in multiple putative class actions against New York Sports Clubs alleging fraudulent consumer practices in connection with charging gym membership fees
  • Consumers in a proposed class action against Starbucks alleging the use of dangerous pesticides inside Manhattan coffee shops
  • Consumers in a proposed class action against Nellie’s Free Range Eggs alleging deceptive and fraudulent advertising

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