Employment Discrimination

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission alleged that Bloomberg L.P. engaged in a pattern or practice of unlawful employment practices, including discriminating against Claimants based on gender and pregnancy. Edgeworth Chief Executive Officer Dr. John H. Johnson, working with Partners Dr. Jesse David, Matt Milner, and Chuck Fields, provided expert testimony on behalf of Bloomberg. His investigation included:

  • Statistical and econometric analyses of the allegation
  • Rebuttal evidence demonstrating flaws in the opposing parties' methodologies to support such allegations

Dr. Johnson’s testimony demonstrated that the compensation of alleged Class Members actually increased more than the compensation of employees who took leave for other reasons.  

On August 17, 2011, Judge Loretta A. Preska found for summary judgment on behalf of Bloomberg L.P., citing heavily Dr. Johnson’s statistical evidence in favor of Bloomberg, which she referred to as “highly probative and uncontroverted.”  Judge Preska concluded that, based on the statistical evidence in the case, the Plaintiffs' claims were “insufficient to demonstrate that discrimination was Bloomberg’s standard operating procedure.”  The opinion has received numerous press mentions citing the evidence provided by Dr. Johnson, including the New York TimesWall Street Journal, and Forbes.

Read the Opinion & Order.


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