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Douglas Wigdor’s Profile Featured In The New York Times

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.

New York Times
“Leading the Legal War Against Fox”
September 22, 2017
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