The president of the U.S. Soccer Federation on Wednesday announced it was bringing on Latham & Watkins after the group and its lawyers at Seyfarth Shaw argued in federal court that the U.S. Women’s National Team has less “skill” than the men’s team.
But at this point, it’s unclear whether U.S. Soccer’s decision to hire Latham means the federation will fire Seyfarth or the two firms will work together to push back again the class action claims made by female U.S. Soccer players, who have alleged the federation discriminates against them by paying players on the men’s team more money.
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