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Lawyers and Age Discrimination: This Time It’s In-house

Posted by Frank Steinberg | Nov 29, 2007 | 0 Comments

Yesterday we posted on an age discrimination claim filed by an ex-partner of a large New Jersey firm.  Today the news is of a long-term in-house attorney for Altria, Inc. who was fired because he didn't "fit the right profile," allegedly code for "being too old."  Here's the story.

What's going on here?  I thought that gray hair is indicative of experience and wisdom, good things in a lawyer.  Is there really a trend towards getting rid of middle aged lawyers in favor of younger folks?  Has anyone seen other evidence of such a trend?

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Frank Steinberg

Frank is the founder and principal of Steinberg Law, LLC. A Jersey boy born and bred, he focuses on employment litigation and counseling, business litigation,  and aviation law. Following law school and a clerkship in the federal district court Frank spent his early career with large litigation ...


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