A non-equity partner fired from former New Jersey Gov. Donald DiFrancesco's firm alleges in a whistleblower and sexual harassment complaint that she was dismissed for filing an ethics grievance against a judge who was a "political ally, friend and crony" of the law firm. Michele D'Onofrio's lawsuit also says that she and other women complained about unwelcome sexual comments and touching by DiFrancesco, but no corrective action was taken. The suit names the firm, not individual partners.
Former Partner Sues Law Firm for Harassment, Retaliation
New Jersey Law Journal
October 25, 2007