Winston boss set to appeal judge’s ruling in wage row

A senior partner of US firm Winston & Strawn is to appeal a ruling by a Manhattan judge, which dismissed most of his multimillion-dollar lawsuit against the firm.

Anthony LoFrisco, 73, who is still a partner in the New York office of Winston, has been attempting to sue the firm for millions of dollars in compensation.

He claims Winston breached a remuneration agreement that would have allowed him to avoid having his compensation reduced as he neared retirement – a process that lowered his compensation from $2.3m (£1.3m) in 2002 to $350,000 (£199,100) in 2004.

The matter had been scheduled to go to trail on 4 January, but New York Supreme Court Justice Helen Freedman granted summary judgment to Winston in December on most of LoFrisco’s claims, agreeing with the firm that the agreement gave the firm’s executive committee discretion in deciding his pay.

LoFrisco’s lawyer, Michael Carlinsky of Quinn Emanuel Urquhart Oliver & Hedges, confirmed that he would appeal the decision.