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Connie Bertram of Proskauer Rose. Photo Credit: Diego M. Radzinschi

Lawyers for the female partner leading a $50 million gender bias lawsuit against Proskauer Rose added retaliation and defamation claims and for the first time revealed that the plaintiff is Connie Bertram, head of the firm’s Washington, D.C., labor and employment practice and co-head of the firm’s whistleblowing and retaliation group.

The identity reveal came as Bertram’s lawyers, led by David Sanford of Sanford Heisler Sharp, lodged an amended complaint late Wednesday in D.C. federal court. In addition to ditching the Jane Doe designation that Bertram had been using since she initially filed the suit last May, the amended complaint adds new claims.

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Scott Flaherty

Scott Flaherty, based in New York, covers the business of law with a focus on legal ethics, lawyer misconduct, conflicts-of-interest and litigation involving law firms. He can be reached at [email protected] On Twitter: @sflaherty18

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