Genie Harrison Law Firm substitutes into gender discrimination suit against Riot Games

Riot Games’ Proposed $10 M Settlement Withdrawn by New Counsel in Gender Discrimination Suit February 20, 2020 — by Patrick Hanley for The Hollywood Reporter In December, the video game studio reached the settlement with former female employees alleging gender discrimination and harassment, but new legal counsel is seeking more. Riot Games' legal woes continue as, on Thursday evening, new legal counsel representing former female employees involved in a class action lawsuit alleging discrimination [...]

Harvey Weinstein’s Case Relies on Weaponizing the Effects of Trauma

Harvey Weinstein’s Case Relies on Weaponizing the Effects of Trauma February 6, 2020 — by Genie Harrison for Ms. Magazine The Harvey Weinstein trial is historic—not only because of the accusations against the Hollywood mogul, but also because of the number of women sharing their stories about formerly unspeakable abuse at his hands. I represent two victims in their civil cases against Weinstein. I know that this #MeToo moment is unprecedented, a sea change [...]

How #MeToo Is Smashing the Casting Couch

How #MeToo Is Smashing the Casting Couch January 30, 2020 — by Elizabeth A. Harris for The New York Times Excerpt from the story: The problems, of course, have not gone away. Genie Harrison, a lawyer in Los Angeles who represents some of Mr. Weinstein’s accusers, says she still receives cases alleging sexual harassment in the industry, and retaliation when someone comes forward to report it. Read the story in The New York Times [...]

Why Women Should Be Worried About Trump’s Judicial Appointments

Why Women Should Be Worried About Trump’s Judicial Appointments January 3, 2020 — by Genie Harrison for Ms. Magazine President Trump has now appointed 26 percent of the country’s federal judges, all of whom were vetted by the ultra-conservative Federalist Society and now have lifetime appointments. He also more infamously appointed two Supreme Court justices. All of this was made possible by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who blocked nominees until Trump was in office [...]

Weinstein and His Accusers Reach Tentative $25 Million Deal

Sexual harassment attorney Genie Harrison was quoted in the New York Times regarding the tentative settle agreement with Harvey Weinstein and his accusers, some of which Ms. Harrison represents. December 11, 2019 — by Megan Twohey and Jodi Kantor After two years of legal wrangling, Harvey Weinstein and the board of his bankrupt film studio have reached a tentative $25 million settlement agreement with dozens of his alleged sexual misconduct victims, a deal that [...]

Toolkit for Surviving Workplace Discrimination and Harassment by Genie Harrison for Ms. Magazine

In Case of Emergency: Your Toolkit for Surviving Workplace Discrimination and Harassment November 12, 2019 — by Genie Harrison for Ms. Magazine We all know the importance of engaging in physical and emotional self-care. For many of us, self-care includes ensuring that we get enough sleep, work out, stay hydrated and wear sunscreen. But I answer dozens of calls and emails every week from women whose rights have been violated in the workplace—and it’s [...]

#MeToo Story in Ms. Magazine by Columnist Genie Harrison

#MeToo Ended Our Silence—Let’s Keep Using Our Voices for Change October 4, 2019 — by Genie Harrison for Ms. Magazine October marks the second anniversary of the #MeToo movement’s viral explosion—and two years of momentous change inspired by courageous women who told stories of sexual harassment and assault that stemmed from the unfettered abuse of power. #MeToo was the social media equivalent of yelling from the rooftops, and it created a movement. Many women [...]

California Lawyers Slam Fee-Sharing at Law.com

California Lawyers Slam Bar Proposals for Fee-Sharing, Nonattorney Ownership September 23, 2019 — Cheryl Miller for Law.com Support, and opposition, for allowing fee-sharing with nonprofits and allowing nonlawyer ownership. > Genie Harrison of Genie Harrison Law Firm, opposed the proposal. “There is already too much pressure to be profitable, and making Google Law Firm, or something like that, a possibility is going to drive this into a gig economy task-based system instead of a [...]

Huffpost Interview With Genie Harrison

How This Lawyer Is Trying To Hit Harvey Weinstein Where It Hurts Sexual harassment attorney Genie Harrison has tackled Weinstein and Kevin Spacey — and now she’s going after the system. September 11, 2019 — By Caroline Modarressy-Tehrani Watch the entire interview on sexual harassment attorney Genie Harrison at Huffington Post here > 

Bloomberg Story on Forced Arbitration by Genie Harrison

INSIGHT: Forced Arbitration Is Bad News for Employees, California Stats Show August 15, 2019 — By Genie Harrison for Bloomberg Law. After parsing five years’ of California employment arbitration data, Los Angeles employment attorney Gene Harrison and colleagues find statistics show employers reap the benefits of a secretive and grossly inequitable system. Harrison says arbitration skews in favor of economic powerhouses, including in sexual harassment cases, and supports the Forced Arbitration Injustice Repeal Act. [...]

Genie Harrison Named to Daily Journal Top Employment Lawyers List

July 10, 2019 Attorney Genie Harrison is honored to have been named to the Daily Journal Top Employment Lawyers List for 2019 Genie Harrison has been recognized as one of the Top Labor and Employment Lawyers in California, by the Daily Journal, the nation’s leading daily legal newspaper, focused on law and business in California. The Daily Journal cited Ms. Harrison as a major voice in the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements in the wake [...]