Former Clifford Chance Associate Sues Firm for Discrimination

A former Clifford Chance associate has sued the firm for discrimination, claiming the London-based firm targeted women and minorities when it laid off six associates in November 2007. In a complaint filed in Manhattan Supreme Court, Karen Ramdhanie said that on the eve of the layoffs, two white male associates were transferred out of her group, leaving just black lawyers and women to be laid off. She is seeking compensatory and punitive damages under New York City’s Human Rights Law for discrimination.