Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis systematically misappropriated a portion of its salaried senior  attorneys’ compensation beginning around 2018, according to a class action suit filed by a former partner in Pennsylvania federal court on Wednesday. 

Former Schnader Harrison income partner Jo Bennett sued the firm and 34 of its equity partners, claiming Schnader required eligible non-equity partners and counsel to defer a portion of their annual compensation into the firm’s pension plan, despite the pension plan itself not requiring such a contribution.