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    Spurned Partner’s Suit Targets Law Firms’ Gender Gap

    She wasn’t their girl. Women make up about half of the associates at big law firms, but only 18 percent are full partners — a needle that’s barely moved in a decade. One of those partners, Kerrie Campbell, is suing her former firm for allegedly trying to force her out after she complained about compensation. The firm denies being unfair, firing back with accusations of incompetence and drunkenness, but with statistics like women partners’ 44 percent pay handicap, the profession is watching this case like its culture depended on it.

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