Wigdor LLP is pleased to announce that Founding Partner Douglas H. Wigdor has been named a Titan of the Plaintiffs Bar by Law360, one of the leading sources of legal news and analysis in the United States. This highly selective award is bestowed upon 10 of the most influential plaintiffs’ attorneys in the U.S. who consistently have significant trial wins and actively take on leadership roles to promote access to justice for underrepresented communities.
In a feature profile commemorating Mr. Wigdor’s career achievements, Law360 referred to him as “among the most prominent litigators in the current nationwide reckoning on sexual misconduct,” adding that “his pursuit of decency, justice and high-dollar settlements in the #MeToo era” have led to sweeping changes at major corporations and helped ignite cultural reform on behalf of victims of discrimination, sexual harassment and sexual assault.
“Wigdor is proud to be a part of that cultural change and said he hopes he can continue to build a firm that will pursue the breadth of employment law and misconduct cases that have become his calling card. It’s making a difference, he believes.”
In addition to multiple cases against disgraced Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein, the Law360 profile noted several high-profile settlements secured by Mr. Wigdor on behalf of his clients in recent years, including the rape case against Dominique Strauss-Kahn; multiple cases against Uber on behalf of the high-profile rape victim in India; and gender and race discrimination cases against Bill O’Reilly and Fox News. “Wigdor’s tenacity and media savvy in these cases has earned his team a spot among BTI Consulting Group’s most feared law firms in 2019,” the profile highlights.
“In a recent interview with Law360 at his sleek hardwood-floored and glass-partitioned New York office, Wigdor explained that what sets him apart from his competitors in anti-harassment and anti-discrimination employment law is his trial victories. He said he knows of no plaintiffs-side employment lawyers who have tried as many cases as successfully as he has.”
Law360 praised Mr. Wigdor for his remarkable ability to advocate for victims of workplace misconduct, both inside the courtroom and through omnipresent media coverage. One fellow trial lawyer commented, “Doug is an aggressive, no-holds-barred advocate for his clients. He’s a good father, a good husband, a good friend, and I do think he fights the good fight for people who have been wronged.”