Allen & Overy partner Mark Mansell will face a Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT) hearing next month (June 3) over his role in a historical sexual harassment case involving disgraced movie producer Harvey Weinstein.
He will be represented by the magic circle firm’s general counsel and litigation partner Andrew Clark, according to a Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) filing.
The SDT is being represented by Capsticks partner Daniell Purcell.
Last month the SRA recommended that the A&O solicitor be prosecuted for their part in advising Miramax—which Weinstein co-founded—in 1998, when the producer’s then-assistant Zelda Perkins accused him of sexual harassment.
Mansell faced the Women and Equalities Committee in its inquiry into the use of non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) relating to allegations of sexual harassment in the workplace last year.
It emerged during the session that documentation drawn up by Mansell set out a provision that appeared to limit Perkins’ ability to make disclosures in cases of civil or criminal legal processes.
Asked by Miller whether he regretted drawing up the document in that way, Mansell stated: “If I was looking at dealing with that today, I would make it clearer that the ability to participate in a criminal process was not in any way restricted.”
An Allen & Overy spokesperson said: “Mark is one of the country’s foremost employment lawyers and is a highly-valued and popular partner at A&O.”