For some reason, this revelatory (in so many ways) piece from the legal web site Above the Law points out that the lawyer behaving really badly is a patent lawyer. Since I don’t know any patent lawyers, I can’t weigh in on whether it is this legal specialty that attracts or produces offensively nutty men, or whether it’s just Above the Law’s own focus.
Women, you must read this. Women who are or have been employed by male pigs (that’s all of us, right?) must absolutely read this. While the pig–uh, I mean, patent lawyer in question has been punished by suspension, why am I convinced this will be a employee discrimination and sexual harassment lawsuit?
Why? You’ll see what I mean in an instant: Lawyer Claims His ‘Slut-Shaming’ Is Protected By the First Amendment — Just Like the Founders Intended « Above the Law: A Legal Web Site – News, Commentary, and Opinions on Law Firms, Lawyers, Law Schools, Law Suits, Judges and Courts + Career Resources.
And P.S., discovery will be smokin’.