Law firm files counterclaim in sexual harassment suit

Faruqi & Faruqi says the claims are “false” and are costing it business

Sexual harassment suits aren’t unknown to law firms, but when the law firm is the target, it can be an especially challenging case—with lawyer plaintiffs fighting lawyer defendants. And so begins the drama for Faruqi & Faruqi.

In March, a former Faruqi associate, Alexandra Marchuk, filed a sexual harassment suit against the firm. She said it allowed a discriminatory work environment and didn’t prevent one of its partners, Juan Monteverde, from sexually harassing her.


Cathleen Flahardy

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