Jeffrey Speed v. Six Flags Entertainment Corporation et al — Wigdor LLP successfully represented the former Chief Financial Officer of Six Flags in claims of breach of contract and fraud. Douglas H. Wigdor was lead counsel for the former CFO and successfully litigated the case before former Second Circuit Judge George C. Pratt, who awarded our client $23.72 million in damages (plus attorneys’ fees and interest).
Anthony Baffo v. New York Institute of Technology et al — Wigdor LLP secured an award of $1,350,000 in compensatory and punitive damages on behalf of their client, a victim of disability discrimination who was terminated after he disclosed he was HIV positive.
Georgina Morgenstern v. County of Nassau, et al — Wigdor LLP successfully represented a former employee of Nassau County in her Due Process claim against the County and other individuals. After a two week jury trial in the Eastern District of New York, the jury returned a verdict on Ms. Morgenstern’s compensatory and punitive damages in the sum of $1.8 million. After the verdict, the Court awarded $427,000 in back-pay, $1,059,000 in attorneys’ fees and $64,500 in costs for a total of approximately $3.35 million.
Nafissatou Diallo v. Dominique Strauss-Kahn — Wigdor LLP represented the victim who was sexually assaulted in the Sofitel Hotel by Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the former head of the International Monetary Fund.
Patrick Brady v. Walmart — After an eight day trial in the Eastern District of New York, a federal jury returned a verdict of $7.5 million against Walmart and an individual manager for discriminating against a disabled man with cerebal palsy. This jury verdict is one of the largest ever rendered under the ADA and has received worldwide media attention.
Kimberly Osorio v. Source Enterprises, Inc. — After a two week trial, a jury in Manhattan Federal Court returned a multi-million dollar verdict on behalf of Kim Osorio. The jury found that Ms. Osorio was retaliated against when she filed a complaint of discrimination and was defamed when the co-owner of the Source, Raymond Scott (aka “Benzino”), claimed that she attempted to extort the Source. Individual defendant and co-owner David Mays was also found liable.
Charlotte Hanna v. Goldman Sachs & Co. et al — Wigdor LLP represented a former Vice President of Goldman Sachs in a lawsuit in the Southern District of New York. As alleged in the Complaint, the former executive was “mommy-tracked” after returning from her first pregnancy leave and then terminated while she was on maternity leave for her second child.
Kelly Voelker v. Deutsche Bank AG — Wigdor LLP represented Kelley Voelker, a former Vice President
at Deutsche Bank, who was fired after filing a pregnancy discrimination
lawsuit. Ms. Voelker’s lawsuit, which received press attention and notoriety
when it was first filed in federal court details her efforts to break through
the Bank’s glass ceiling, overcome “mommy-tracking,” and obtain a long-overdue
promotion. After being told that nobody in her group would be affected by the
layoffs at the Bank, Ms. Voelker was informed, after she complained just weeks
prior about further retaliation, that she was the only employee among the
approximately 500 employees to be affected as part of this supposedly
wide-ranging reduction in force.
Brown v. Macy's Inc. et al — Wigdor LLP reached a settlement in principle on behalf of our clients in a case against Macy's alleging racial profiling of customers.
Ernestine Grant and Marjorie Walker v. The New York Times Company et al — Wigdor LLP represents Plaintiffs and Class Representatives Marjorie Walker and Ernestine Grant in a class action against The New York Times Company, its President and CEO Mark Thompson, and Executive Vice President and Chief Revenue Officer Meredith Levien for fostering “an environment rife with discrimination based on age, race, and gender.” The lawsuit, filed on April 28, 2016 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, alleges that the two Plaintiffs, both of whom are Black female employees in their 60s who work in the Times’s Advertising division, suffered various forms of discriminatory conduct by Times management, including being “denied the opportunities to earn as much as [their] younger white peers because of [their] age, race and/or gender.” As a class action, the lawsuit seeks to secure relief for similarly situated older, minority and/or female current and former employees of the Times’s Advertising division to redress Defendants’ unlawful employment practices and discriminatory barriers to advancement.
Joseph T. Cook v. Perry Ellis International, Inc. et al
Wigdor LLP formerly represented Joseph T. Cook, a gay senior executive at fashion company Perry Ellis in a discrimination and retaliation lawsuit against the Company. The Complaint, filed in the Southern District of New York, on October 21, 2015 alleges that Oscar Feldenkreis, the Company President and Chief Operating Officer subjected Mr. Cook to highly offensive homophobic, racial and ethnic slurs. The Complaint further asserts that when Mr. Cook gained the courage to complain about the Company’s discriminatory practices, Mr. Feldenkreis and the Company retaliated against him by orchestrating a campaign designed to isolate and exclude Mr. Cook and diminish his role in the Company.
Jane Doe v. Uber Technologies, Inc. — Wigdor LLP represented the woman who was allegedly raped by an Uber driver in Delhi, India. The firm filed a lawsuit in the Northern District of California on January 29, 2015.
Nielsen v. The Clarkes' Group, L.L.C. et al — Wigdor
LLP formerly represented a former bartender at P.J. Clarke’s in a class action
alleging that the restaurant engaged in unlawful wage payment practices and
misrepresented employee income to the Internal Revenue Service.
Danielle Pecile and Christina Culicea v. Titan Capital Group, LLC et al — Wigdor LLP currently represents Danielle Pecile and Cristina Culicea in
their sexual harassment and retaliation claims against their former employer
Titan Capital Group and Epstein Becker & Green – their former counsel. The
complaint details the harassing conduct of Marc and Russell Abrams which
include Ms. Pecile and Ms. Culicea being subjected to nude photographs of
Sandra Abrams – the wife of Russell Abrams as well as explicit threats made by
Hyejin Lee, Ruiqi Ye and Yolin Han v. Sephora USA, Inc. et al — Wigdor LLP currently represents the Plaintiffs in a federal racial profiling class action law suit against beauty mogul Sephora. The Complaint alleges that the company discriminated against individuals perceived to be of Chinese/Asian descent, based on their surnames and/or domain addresses, and proceeded to block and/or deactivate their accounts during an online reward member sale. As alleged, Sephora engaged in this discriminatory conduct based on the stereotype that Chinese/Asian customers make bulk purchases for resale.
Gary DeDilectis v. Deutsche Bank Securities, Inc. et al — Wigdor LLP represented a former Director at Deutsche Bank in a
Sarbanes-Oxley whistleblower lawsuit that alleged he was terminated in
retaliation for complaining to senior management about tax overcharges to
clients and systemic problems with the Bank’s trading systems and
reconciliation processes, which put the Bank at critical risk of liability for
client losses and legal violations.