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Douglas Wigdor Is Honored With The New York Law Journal’s 2020 Distinguished Leader Award

Wigdor LLP is proud to announce that the Firm’s Founding Partner, Douglas H. Wigdor, has been recognized as a winner of the New York Law Journal’s 2020 Distinguished Leader Award. This highly competitive award recognizes attorneys whose performance and leadership yielded impressive outcomes in the past year.

Mr. Wigdor’s leadership has allowed the Firm to deftly advocate for victims of workplace misconduct while advancing broader conversations around sexual harassment and institutionalized workplace discrimination.  He is a Forbes Diversity and Inclusion Contributor and was recently named one of the Top 100 Hollywood Power Lawyers by The Hollywood Reporter.

Among his recent noteworthy cases, Mr. Wigdor has represented six accusers of former film producer and convicted rapist Harvey Weinstein, including one brave woman who testified at Weinstein’s criminal trial and helped secure his criminal conviction and sentence of 23 years in prison.  He has also emerged as one of the most vocal opponents of the proposed “global settlement” with Weinstein’s victims, which would shield Weinstein from civil liability for his alleged decades of abuse.  Mr. Wigdor’s zealous representation of his clients has meaningfully advanced the larger conversation around sexual harassment and gender discrimination in the workplace.

Wigdor LLP is also proud to be a prominent voice in the fight against workplace racial injustice. Under Mr. Wigdor’s leadership, the Firm has successfully litigated numerous race discrimination cases against major Wall Street firms and other large corporations and continues to work tirelessly to eliminate systemic barriers for minorities in the workplace.

Notably, Mr. Wigdor recently launched the Professionals in Residence program at Oxford University to facilitate conversations with the Oxford community about the dynamic legal system in the United States, with lectures focused on the #MeToo movement and the nuances of navigating high-profile sexual harassment cases as a plaintiffs’ litigator.

During this period of economic uncertainty, Wigdor LLP is committed to providing unwavering support and advocacy for victims of abusive and unjust work environments.  As always, the hallmark of our practice, and our promise to you, quite simply is: unparalleled dedication, commitment and integrity in all of our work.