Represented Vice President at Goldman Sachs in race discrimination lawsuit

Mr. Wigdor represented Rebecca Allen, a Vice President at Goldman Sachs, in a lawsuit alleging race discrimination against the banking giant.  The lawsuit alleged that Ms. Allen, who is black and Jewish, was abruptly removed from a client relationship without explanation despite having an exemplary performance record, only to later find out that the person responsible for the transfer made racist and anti-Semitic comments about her.  The lawsuit further alleged that Goldman Sachs had a pattern of conduct that provided white employees with opportunities for compensation, growth, and advancement while denying similar opportunities to black employees. Moreover, according to the Complaint, very few black people held leadership positions at Goldman Sachs, reinforcing the notion that Goldman did virtually nothing to hire, promote, or develop black talent, instead focusing its efforts on retaining and promoting White employees.


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