Greenberg Traurig facing $200 million gender discrimination class action

Former shareholder Francine Grieseing claims that the firm’s “good old boy culture” deprived female attorneys of compensation and promotion opportunities

A former female shareholder at Greenberg Traurig filed a $200 million gender discrimination suit against the firm Monday, claiming that it denied equal pay and advancement opportunities to its women attorneys.

Francine Griesing, who joined Greenberg Traurig in 2007, says that members of the firm’s all-male compensation committee told her that male shareholders needed more money because they had families to support. Firm management also allegedly told Griesing that she was “lucky to have a job,” and that it was “unseemly” to complain about her salary.

Alanna Byrne

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