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Since the news broke of sexual harassment and assault claims against Harvey Weinstein, one of Tinseltown’s most powerful movie moguls, ALM journalists have closely covered its connection to law firms and the legal industry. Whether the impact has meant more business for lawyers working for Weinstein or the company he formerly ran or more worries for firms facing harassment claims against their own lawyers, the legal community has felt The Weinstein Effect. In this Instant Insights, we’ve brought those stories together and will continue to update the collection as news develops.

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Harassment complaint A photo included in a complaint by Veronica McILraith purportedly shows recruiter Scott Legg in the New York office of Wegman Partners, a legal recruiting company.

A national legal recruiting firm accused of turning a blind eye to egregious sexual harassment complaints by a female employee said on Thursday that it has fired a partner recruiting chairman and hired a law firm to conduct an internal investigation.

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Christine Simmons

Christine Simmons writes about the New York legal community and the business of law. Email her at [email protected] and find her on Twitter @chlsimmons

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