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Former associate alleges she was denied partnership because she is black
Dorsey & Whitney is staring a $10m (£6.2m) lawsuit in the face after a former associate launched a racial discrimination claim against the US firm. Patricia Russell Brown, who joined Dorsey & Whitney in 2000 from Washington DC firm Venable LLP, is alleging she was denied partnership because she is black. She claims she was promised promotion as part of her recruitment. The suit contains potentially embarrassing allegations against the firm which, according to Russell Brown, has never made up an African American lawyer from associate to partner. As it stands Dorsey & Whitney has only three black partners according to Russell Browns suit. Russell Brown is being represented by Jimmy Bell, a renowned civil rights lawyer and recipient of the Dr Matin Luther King Award for his extensive legal work in this field. The suit follows a recent spate of job losses at Dorsey & Whitney which, in December, was forced to cut 20 lawyers due to a slowdown in areas such as M&A.