Plaintiffs’ Counsel

About the Law Firms

Representing plaintiffs are Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP and Outten & Golden LLP. These firms also represented female Financial Advisors in separate gender discrimination cases against Bank of America/Merrill Lynch and Smith Barney. Settlements in both cases provide significant monetary and injunctive relief.

Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP

Described as “one of the nation’s premier plaintiffs’ firms” by The American Lawyer, Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP, has participated in many of the most important individual and class action lawsuits in the U.S. over the past four decades, helping recover over $118 billion in verdicts and settlements for its clients. With offices in San Francisco, New York, Nashville, and Seattle, Lieff Cabraser assists workers, whistleblowers, and professional employees to end discriminatory employment practices; recover lost compensation from unpaid work, denied stock options, or pension plan abuses; stop their employers from defrauding the government; and transform the hiring, promotion, pay or other employment practices of their companies and industries. Learn more about Lieff Cabraser’s work in advancing the rights of employees.

Outten & Golden LLP

Outten & Golden LLP is a 30-plus attorney firm with offices in New York and Stamford. O&G represents plaintiffs in a wide variety of employment law matters, including national class and impact statutory discrimination cases, major class-based wage and hour violations, and contract negotiations. O&G represented plaintiff-intervenor Allison Schieffelin in a pattern or practice sex discrimination suit prosecuted with the EEOC against Morgan Stanley that resulted in a $54 million settlement and substantial injunctive relief, and has handled discrimination claims against numerous other major Wall Street firms. More information on the firm can be found at