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One Less Female Managing Partner

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November 20, 2017

The list of female managing partners of law firms is shorter by one. Mercedes Colwin was removed from that post at Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani’s New York office after she appeared on Fox News to talk about Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore, who appears to have pursued sexual relationships with teenage girls when he was a prosecutor in his thirties. Colwin, an employment lawyer whose specialty is defending corporate executives accused of harassment, has been a Fox analyst for more than a decade. On air last week she told host Sean Hannity that women make up sexual harassment claims in order to milk money from corporations. That was a little too extreme for Hannity, who said, “there are women who are victims of predators.” “They’re very few and far between,” was Colwin’s rejoinder. Gordon & Rees issued a statement saying it didn’t endorse or agree with her and removed her from her managing partner position.

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