Fried Frank is off the hook. Yesterday, a judge threw out a discrimination case one of the law firm’s former secretaries brought against it.
In August 2008, Roseanne Zito’s position as an evening secretary at Fried Frank was eliminated and the firm terminated her. Zito—who was 57 and had worked for Fried Frank for 27 years—claimed the firm fired her because of her age and gender. Although the firm said it was terminating her as a result of the economic downturn, Zito sued.