Gender Pay Equity at the Partner Level: Potential Risks and Opportunities for Law Firms

Speaking Engagement | January.12.2017

Law Office of Latham & Watkins LLP, Los Angeles, CA

Employment partners Jill Rosenberg and Lauri Damrell will be participating in Legal Management Resources Roundtable. Jill and Lauri are presenting “Gender Pay Equity at the Partner Level: Potential Risks and Opportunities for Law firms” to leaders of other firms, ranging from small and mid-sized organizations to some of the world’s largest global firms. Most notably, Jill and Lauri will be giving an in-depth look at the equal pay gap, discrimination laws, the discrepancy between partners being owners or employees, and best practices for reducing risk of pay equity claims.

CLE Credits Available: Y


Jill Rosenberg Partner Employment Law & Litigation, Discrimination, Harassment & Retaliation

New York

Jill Rosenberg, a New York employment law partner, is a nationally recognized employment litigator and counselor. Jill has significant experience defending and advising employers in discrimination, sexual harassment, whistleblowing, wrongful discharge, affirmative action, wage-and-hour and traditional labor matters.

She handles complex individual cases, as well as class actions and systemic government investigations. She represents a broad range of companies, including employers in the securities industry, banks and financial institutions, accounting firms, law firms, and employers in the food service and publishing industries. Jill also has particular expertise in the representation of nonprofit entities, including colleges, universities, hospitals, foundations and cultural institutions.

She designs and conducts training programs for clients and frequently speaks on employment law issues for employer and bar association groups such as National Employment Law Institute, Practising Law Institute, National Association of College and University Attorneys and the New York State Bar Association.


Lauri A. Damrell Partner Employment Law & Litigation, Discrimination, Harassment & Retaliation


Lauri Damrell, a partner in the Sacramento office, is a member of the Employment Law Group and focuses her practice on employment litigation and counseling.

Lauri has extensive experience in complex litigation and counseling involving wage-and-hour laws, independent contractors, exempt/non-exempt classifications, discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination and other employment regulations. She has also represented several clients before the EEOC, OFCCP, U.S. Dept. of Labor, IRS, California Dept. of Fair Employment & Housing, Division of Labor Standards Enforcement, and the Employment Development Department. Her clients have included Fortune 500 companies such as CVS, Microsoft, Oracle, Health Net, Inc., Morgan Stanley, Bank of America, US Bank, J.C. Penney, and Sears, as well as major retailers such as Crate and Barrel, Williams Sonoma, Levi Strauss & Co., Luxottica, Sears, Ace Hardware, Hallmark, and Vitamix. 

Lauri is a thought leader on diversity in the workforce. California Governor Jerry Brown recently appointed her to serve as a Commissioner for the California Commission on the Status of Women and Girls. In connection with her work on the Commission, she has partnered with the California Labor Commissioner to establish the California Pay Equity Task Force, which aims to engage diverse interests and find common ground in determining how to implement California’s new equal pay law and close the gender pay gap. Lauri has published articles on diversity in the National Law Journal, the American Bar Association Journal on Labor and Employment Law, Corporate Counsel, Law360, Bloomberg BNA, American Lawyer and others. She also presents frequently on these issues and was recently invited to speak at the U.S. Capitol regarding the Paycheck Fairness Act.