Kasowitz Defends Global Law Firm Managing Director Against Purported #MeToo Sexual Harassment Claims

Kasowitz Defends Global Law Firm Managing Director Against Purported #MeToo Sexual Harassment Claims

Mark W. Lerner, head of Kasowitz’s Employment Practices and Litigation group, and Jessica Taub Rosenberg, a partner in the group, are leading the defense of a managing director at Dentons, the international law firm, against a lawsuit filed by a Dentons business development specialist in New York State Supreme Court, alleging that the managing director sexually harassed the specialist and that Dentons attempted to silence her complaints.  In his answer to the complaint, filed by Kasowitz on his behalf, the managing director unequivocally denies any harassment and describes the complaint’s sensational allegations as an “attempt to misappropriate the legacy, struggle and suffering of women who have actually experienced sexual harassment.”

Mr. Lerner noted that “We are confident that the court and any jury, after viewing the contemporaneous evidence, will reject the plaintiff’s baseless claims.  Emails, text messages and other evidence vindicate our client and prove that at no time was she ever sexually harassed by our client.”

This case has attracted national media attention, and has been featured on the front page of the New York Law Journal, an American Lawyer publication, and in Law360

Read the Law360 article.

Read the American Lawyer article (originally published in the New York Law Journal).

Kasowitz's Employment Practices and Litigation group has extensive experience litigating sexual harassment, wage-and-hour, restrictive covenant, employee poaching, executive compensation, and all other employment-related claims.  Its lawyers frequently negotiate settlements and separations, and provide anti-sexual harassment training on behalf of large and small employers.  The employment group has been recognized in Chambers USA, Legal 500, Benchmark Litigation, and U.S. News - Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms.”