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An ex-Dewey & LeBoeuf partner reportedly harassed a 2006 Penn Law grad who became one of the firm’s biggest creditors.Emily Saffitz complained that then-partner Adam Kaiser made “inappropriate” comments to her before her work dried up and she abruptly left the firm, Above the Law is reporting, citing anonymous tipsters.
“Kaiser is a PIG,” one unnamed source told ATL. “”She’s no wishy-washy cute young thing: Emily is opinionated, aggressive, and self-assured…. [B]ut he shook her up pretty badly.”
Dewey’s general counsel told Saffitz the comments were partly her fault because she has been “too friendly,” ATL reported.
Saffitz, now an associate at Thompson & Knight, is owed more than $415,000 in “severance pay,” according to Dewey’s bankruptcy filing.
That would have been a massive severance for a relatively junior associate who made roughly $200,000 a year. Dewey’s public relations firm Sitrick & Co. would not comment on whether the sum was tied to a sexual harassment settlement.
These types of settlements can make harassment claims “quietly vanish,” Above the Law pointed out.
Kaiser, who’s now at Winston & Strawn, did not respond to a request for comment Tuesday morning, nor did Saffitz.
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