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Partners Douglas H. Wigdor And Jeanne M. Christensen Win Lawdragon Leading Lawyers In America Award

Congratulations to our Partners!

Wigdor LLP would like to congratulate Founding Partner Douglas H. Wigdor and Partner Jeanne M. Christensen for being honored in the Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America 2019 guide.

Mr. Wigdor and Ms. Christensen are among the leading attorneys within the field of employment litigation, having represented plaintiffs in some of the most widely publicized discrimination, sexual harassment and sexual assault cases in recent years.

From the Lawdragon website:

The annual Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America is the most elite distinction in the profession, covering the best of the best in all practice areas. The list is presented online and in our Annual Print Magazine, which features the best photojournalism in the industry.

Read Douglas Wigdor’s latest Q&A with Lawdragon here

About Douglas H. Wigdor

Douglas H. Wigdor is the Founding Partner of Wigdor LLP.  Mr. Wigdor’s practice focuses on litigation and counseling of individuals and companies in connection with a wide array of employment issues.  He has been at the forefront of some of the most widely publicized sexual harassment and sexual assault cases that have made headline news around the world.  Some of his notable representations include the hotel maid in the Dominique Strauss-Kahn sexual assault case, several victims against Harvey Weinstein, the rape victim in the Delhi Uber case that led to numerous executive resignations, NBA All-Star Charles Oakley in a defamation lawsuit against James Dolan and Madison Square Garden, multiple clients in the seminal “shop and frisk” cases, and over 20 employees at Fox News in their claims of gender discrimination, race discrimination and retaliation against the network.  Because of his employment trial verdicts and high-profile cases, Mr. Wigdor regularly appears on television and is frequently quoted in the media, and he has appeared in several profiles about his career, including articles in the New York Times, Bloomberg Businessweek, and the London Independent.  Mr. Wigdor’s trial verdicts, arbitration awards, and settlements exceed $1 Billion.

Mr. Wigdor was named as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in the USA by the National Trial Lawyers and one of the Top 100 Labor and Employment Lawyers by the American Society of Legal Advocates.  Two peer review studies, The Best Lawyers in America and Super Lawyers, have recognized Mr. Wigdor as one of the best Employment Trial Lawyers in America.  In addition to representing clients, Mr. Wigdor is an arbitrator, serving on the American Arbitration Association Employment Panel.  He is also a lecturer, editor and author of articles on employment and criminal-related matters.  Prior to founding Wigdor LLP, Mr. Wigdor was a senior attorney in the Labor and Employment Section of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, where he litigated cases on behalf of Fortune 500 clients on issues relating to a broad range of U.S. and U.K. labor and employment matters.  He served as a Law Clerk to U.S. District Judge Arthur D. Spatt and previously worked as an Assistant District Attorney in Suffolk County, New York.  Mr. Wigdor earned his B.A. from Washington University in St. Louis, cum laude, his M.A. from Oxford University in England, and his J.D. from Catholic University School of Law in Washington, D.C., graduating at the top of his class.

About Jeanne M. Christensen

Jeanne M. Christensen is a Partner at Wigdor LLP. Ms. Christensen is one of the most prominent female attorneys within the field of employment litigation, having represented thousands of plaintiffs in federal and state workplace disputes including, but not limited to, sexual harassment, discrimination on the basis of gender, race, age, pregnancy, disability, LGBT+ status and/or religion, whistleblower retaliation, defamation and wage and hour violations.  Ms. Christensen concentrates her practice in class and collective actions on behalf of plaintiffs in employment and consumer cases.  She has successfully arbitrated numerous matters on behalf of securities industry professionals and defrauded consumers before the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). Her extensive litigation experience has resulted in regular television and radio appearances, and she is frequently quoted in the media.  Due to her work handling prominent sexual harassment and gender discrimination cases, Ms. Christensen has appeared in a feature profile about her career in The American Lawyer.  Ms. Christensen is also a highly sought-after speaker and has appeared as a distinguished panelist at numerous national legal seminars and conferences.

Ms. Christensen is known for being a fervent supporter of women’s rights in the workplace.  Her reputation includes representing female plaintiffs in some of the most widely-publicized cases involving sexual harassment, unequal pay, and gender and pregnancy discrimination in recent years.  She is also an active member of the Time’s Up Legal Defense Fund’s attorney network, the National Association of Consumer Advocates and Public Justice.  Currently, she represents the plaintiffs a proposed class action against Avon, which was the first lawsuit of its kind to be filed on behalf of a proposed class of female employees that have needed to pump breast milk during work hours (the “Breast Pumping Class”).  Ms. Christensen also represents the plaintiff in a gender discrimination and unequal pay case against Point72 Asset Management, which was lauded by The New York Times as “among the most prominent to accuse a major Wall Street firm of workplace misconduct amid a national reckoning on sexual harassment.”  She attended Smith College and graduated with a B.A. in History and Economics, cum laude, from the University of Vermont.  Ms. Christensen received her J.D. from the University of Maryland School Of Law.