Goldman Sachs Gender Discrimination

Issue: Gender discrimination

Chen-Oster v. Goldman Sachs, Inc., Case No. 10-6950 (S.D.N.Y.).

Lieff Cabraser serves as Co-Lead Counsel for plaintiffs in a gender discrimination class action lawsuit against Goldman Sachs. In March 2018, the Court granted Plaintiffs’ motion for class certification, thereby certifying a class of current and former female Associates and Vice Presidents employed by Goldman Sachs in the Investment Banking, Investment Management, and Securities divisions in the United States from September 20, 2004 through the resolution of the action, and in New York City from July 7, 2002 through the resolution of the action.

The case challenges Goldman Sachs’ alleged systemic and pervasive discrimination in pay, promotions, and performance violations in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the New York City Human Rights Law under both disparate impact and disparate treatment theories.

January 2021 Case Update

The case is currently proceeding toward a trial on whether Goldman Sachs violated federal and New York law by alleged gender discrimination against the Class.  Merits discovery completed in November 2020, and included depositions of key corporate decisionmakers such as former President Gary Cohn and former CEO Lloyd Blankfein.  The parties are currently engaged in expert discovery, and trial is expected in early 2022.

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