Law Firms

Ex-Partner Sues Irell & Manella, Says She Was Forced to Leave for Complaining re Partner's Conduct


An attorney who had been with Irell & Manella for 17 years and formerly headed its entertainment transactions group has filed a discrimination suit against the law firm.

Among the allegations made by Juliette Youngblood in her Los Angeles Superior Court suit are that she was discriminated against for taking a three-month maternity leave and suffered retaliation when she complained to Irell management that another partner had behaved inappropriately at a happy hour event held in a law firm conference room, reports the Am Law Daily.

Youngblood, who contends she was constructively discharged, has asserted claims for breach of contract, breach of the covenant of good faith and fair dealing, wrongful constructive termination, retaliation and violation of the California Equal Pay Act.

The law firm declined to comment.

Previous:
Couple Sues Duane Morris, Claims Estate Plan Partner Pointed Them Toward Investing with Madoff

Next:
Jenner Charged $1M to Fight Violent Video Game Law in Supreme Court, Fee Request Says


We welcome your comments, but please adhere to our comment policy. Flag comment for moderator.

Commenting is not available in this channel entry.