A former Dechert associate has sued the firm, claiming it exaggerated his corporate work opportunities and later fired him in part because he is an Orthodox Jew. Marc Lubin's suit says Dechert, especially partner Malcolm Dorris, told him in interviews that he would participate in endless transactional work with major clients, but he ended up doing "glorified paralegal work." He also claims that, when he was fired, Dorris said Lubin "was different," which he understood "to refer to his religious status."
Ex-Dechert Attorney Sues Firm, Alleging False Work Promises, Religious Discrimination
The American Lawyer
October 6, 2008