On September 22, 2017, Douglas Wigdor appeared in a feature profile in the New York Times titled, Leading the Legal War Against Fox. Mr. Wigdor currently represents over 20 current and/or former employees of Fox News in various claims of sexual harassment, racial discrimination, and defamation against the network.
“His efforts have amounted to a Normandy-like assault against the network that has threatened Fox News and its parent company, 21st Century Fox, with damages in excess of $100 million,” writes Alan Feuer of the New York Times. “While other lawyers have handled more salacious cases against Fox — among them, those that led to the scandal-plagued departures of Roger Ailes, Fox’s founder, and Bill O’Reilly, its most successful host — Mr. Wigdor’s serial suits are surely the broadest and most sustained juridical attack on Fox to be mounted by a single private lawyer.” Read more.
The article continues: “Mr. Wigdor has found himself as the courtroom general leading an army of Fox complainants largely because of his reputation as one of New York City’s most aggressive employment lawyers […] Slim and sinewy, with a disarmingly focused gaze, Mr. Wigdor says he has always has a passion for competition.” Read more.
The extensive profile lists a number of Mr. Wigdor’s career highlights, and also includes quotes from Lisa Bloom, a prominent civil rights attorney who came to know Mr. Wigdor while she was representing three women who accused Bill O’Reilly of sexual harassment: “Doug is very knowledgeable about sexual assault and sexual harassment in a way that is extremely rare for men […] He is really very woke on feminist issues.”
This New York Times article was printed in the Sunday Times Metropolitan Section on September 24th.