Chadbourne Wants Kerrie Campbell to Leave the Building

, The Am Law Daily


Seven months after slapping a $100 million gender bias suit against Chadbourne & Parke, litigation partner Kerrie Campbell in Washington, D.C., could finally be on the outs. The firm said Wednesday that a partnership vote would determine her future at Chadbourne.

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  • Alex K.

    Based on court filings, Campbell has a lot of problems relating to her personality, honesty (or lack thereof), competence, judgment and behavior. Any one of those things can scuttle the career of a lawyer, regardless of gender. Law firms aren‘t designed to provide therapy for women who have problems meeting the objective and subjective nature of clients and firm management. Law firms are designed to make money and provide professional services. Having been a partner in two major firms, I know that the rules are applied independent of gender. Many of the women who complain have major issues as, apparently, does Campbell. If they were men, they‘d likely be scuttled even earlier because men don‘t bring these sorts of foolish lawsuits. This women is now finished in the law business and unless she can come up with better evidence, she‘ll be broke. Brining this suit if proof of her lack of judgment.

  • MC

    Simple question - How many male partners has Chadbourne done this to?

  • Gaby

    What is happening to Kerrie Campbell is precisely why women continue to face discrimination, particularly in law. Women are routinely passed over for promotions, paid less than their male counterparts, treated with disrespect, etc. If they fight back, the retaliation is swift and can be career ending. So for the most part they remain quiet and nothing changes. Any woman who decides to fight back knows she will be going at it alone because other women are too afraid of retaliation to support her. Good for the other two partners who have joined Ms. Campbell in her suit. If more women were willing to fight back as a group we might begin to see change.

  • Sid

    Good for Kerrie Campbell. Don‘t let them get away with this discrimination.

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