Ayanna v. Dechert: Male Attorney Sues Law Firm for Macho Culture

Male attorneyAriel AyannaAriel Ahas sued his former employer, law firm Dechert, for its alleged "macho culture."

This is yet one more employment lawsuit against brand law firms, in which discrimination has been claimed. Previously, African-American Jacki Nelson sued Jones Day for allegedly being laid off based on her race and gender. Additionally, JoEllen Lyons Dillon sued Reed Smith for a culture in which assignments are allegedly doled out to female attorney on the basis of sexual favors, and child bearing is purportedly unwelcome.