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Sanford Heisler Sharp LLC Hosts DCEx Students

Posted on Wednesday 4/24/2019
DCEx participants sit around a conference table listening to a panel of distinguished guest lecturers

Sanford Heisler Sharp LLP recently hosted spring DCEx participants where the firm’s DC Partner Saba Bireda, Senior Litigation Counsel John McKnight, and Litigation Fellow Shaun Rosenthal spoke to externs as distinguished guest lecturers.

Sanford Heisler Sharp was founded in an effort to litigate public interest and social justice cases that add significant value to individuals and communities. Sanford Heisler Sharp represents plaintiffs in individual matters and class actions nationwide. The firm’s lawyers specialize in employment and gender discrimination, wage and hour violations, complex civil litigation, whistleblower/qui tam matters, public interest litigation, financial services litigation, prison litigation, and criminal/sexual violence litigation. 

DCEx participant Brandon Golfman moderated the panel discussion. Sanford Heisler Sharp attorneys provided students with an overview of the firm’s current practices, including plaintiff-side employment discrimination and whistleblower matters. They also discussed how Sanford Heisler Sharp is working to transform the legal profession by representing female attorneys who experience career-crushing gender discrimination, bringing to the fore employment practices that have historically prevented women from attaining fair compensation for leadership roles.

Students learned about the day-to-day practice of a litigation attorney and the qualities needed to handle complex and sensitive client issues. The panelists encouraged students to be empathetic, dedicated, and detail oriented. The seminar concluded with the panelists offering their advice for navigating the final year of law school and the DC legal market.