Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough made the “shocking decision to undercompensate one of its top equity partners” as he fought an “aggressive form of brain cancer” in 2022 and 2023 before he died, his widow says in a new lawsuit against the firm.

As a result, employment lawyer Bret A. Cohen died in June 2023 without receiving a bonus and “overage allocations” on both his base income and bonus for the 2021-22 fiscal year that “likely” totaled $1.9 million—breaching his partnership agreement and violating Massachusetts state law, the suit alleges.