Nelson Schwartz from The New York Times recently wrote an article titled, Easing Out the Gray-Haired. Or Not. , spotlighting the fate of the Baby Boomer generation within law firms. Attorney and co-host Bob Ambrogi welcomes Attorney Valerie C. Samuels, a partner in the firm Posternak Blankstein & Lund LLP and co-chair of the Employment Law Group, and Attorney Roy Ginsburg, to take a look at this generation of baby boomers within law firms, retirement, their fate within the firm, options upon retirement and what this means for law firms: big, small and solo.
Ellen Mendelsohn, a 51-year old manager for Sprint, was fired in company-wide layoffs and sued citing age discrimination. During the trial, five ex-employees claimed they had also been released because of their age or in lawyer terms “me-too evidence“. Join Law.com bloggers and co-hosts, J. Craig Williams and Bob Ambrogi as they discuss this highly-publicized case with the experts: Attorney Michael Ketchmark, from Davis Ketchmark & McCreight, Attorney Jeannie DeVeney from Spencer Fane Britt & Browne LLP and Attorney George Lenard, from Harris, Dowell, Fisher & Harris, L.C. They discuss the case and the unanimous decision handed down by the Supreme Court.
Many senior attorneys or “gray” lawyers are often forced into retirement by their firms or left jobless facing big decisions with their futures in the law. On Lawyer 2 Lawyer we will discuss age discrimination in the legal profession. Are older lawyers being pushed out? What alternatives are there for senior lawyers? What is being done to assist these attorneys? Law.com bloggers and co-hosts, J. Craig Williams and Robert Ambrogi, welcome Jean Berman, Executive Director of the International Senior Lawyers Project and Kate Madigan, President of the NY State Bar Association, to discuss this growing issue in the legal profession.