Ropes & Gray denies bias in firing as hearing focuses on investigation

Firm says economics, not age or retribution, was behind dismissal of 63-year-old partner

, The Am Law Daily


An attorney representing Ropes & Gray insisted at a Wednesday hearing in New York that the firm fired a 63-year-old female partner in the fall of 2010 because it no longer made economic sense to keep her, not because it was discriminating or retaliating against her.

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