An M&A associate at Sullivan & Cromwell has sued the firm alleging a pattern of discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. In a complaint filed Tuesday, Aaron B. Charney accuses several of the firm's top partners of discriminating against him because he is gay and claims the firm initiated a retaliatory campaign after he filed an internal complaint. Charney said he is representing himself because his lawyer had feared the "far-reaching tentacles" of the profitable and prestigious firm.
Associate Sues Sullivan & Cromwell for Sexual Orientation Discrimination
New York Law Journal
January 17, 2007