The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission sued Kelley Drye & Warren on Thursday for its use of a compensation system the agency claims discriminates against attorneys based on age. The EEOC claims Kelley Drye discriminated against labor and employment partner Eugene D'Ablemont, 79, and other partners by forcing them to give up their equity at 70 and earn less than younger attorneys in the firm with similar collections and billings. Kelley Drye's managing partner said the firm does not believe the suit has any merit.
EEOC: Kelley Drye Compensation System Discriminates Against Older Partners
New York Law Journal
January 29, 2010