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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