Simmons hired to investigate Bakers assault case

February 23, 2018 Baker McKenzie has chosen Simmons & Simmons to carry out an independent external review into the firm’s handling of a sexual assault allegation concerning a UK partner.

The firm apologized earlier this month for the way it dealt the complaint in question, which was filed by an associate several years ago. The associate’s complaint stated that a partner at the firm had sexually assaulted her. She received a payout and was asked to sign a confidentiality agreement before she departed.

In related news, Dentons recently announced the commencement of an internal investigation in response to complaints from several female employees about inappropriate sexual behavior committed by a legacy Maclay Murray & Spens 2083] partner.

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