Access to chauffeured cars is one of the more ubiquitous perks of big law firm life. Now, former Skadden counsel Rita W. Gordon, who was fired for allegedly inappropriately charging clients for personal use of the cars, is claiming that her car service use was no different from that of other lawyers at the firm and that Skadden's real aim was to "replace her with a younger man whose demeanor and conduct was more consistent with the 'macho' image of Skadden's Litigation Department."
Car Service at Issue in Age, Sex Discrimination Claim Against Skadden
New York Law Journal
July 8, 2008