Lawsuit Accuses DiscGenics, Prominent Biopharma Firm Founded by ‘Dr. Death,’ of Being a ‘Nightmare’ for Female Employees

A new federal lawsuit accuses C-level executives at DiscGenics of repeatedly engaging in inappropriate and sexist behavior at work and pushing out two of its top employees for raising complaints to the company’s all-male board. DiscGenics is a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company founded by Christopher Duntsch, the infamous failed neurosurgeon who was depicted in the drama series Dr. Death on Peacock, as well as a true crime documentary and podcast, for allegedly killing and/or injuring 33 patients.

Opportunities

We are proud to launch our new rolling internship program. We also have a number of permanent, full-time positions currently available. Check out our current opportunities here.

The Vengeful Adversary:

Dirty Tactics and How to Fight Them Off

Our adversaries are getting more and more comfortable coloring outside the lines. Filing defamation cases based on demand letters, naming us attorneys in litigation to conflict us out, threatening extortion claims, are all creative ways that defense is trying to scare us in a misguided attempt to fend off meritorious cases. New SLAPP legislation can help, but only if you know how to use it. Don’t let sharp practice stop you from making big monetary demands, asserting aggressive claims, or speaking out on your client’s behalf.

Doe v. NYC

Crumiller client Jane Doe, an Assistant District Attorney, was sexually assaulted in 2016 while at work by an NYPD officer and in 2019 was raped in her own home by a colleague. Her supervisors, human resources and the NYPD did nothing each time.

Justice for Survivors of Dr. Ferdous Khandker

We are representing a growing number of women and girls who have accused Dr. Ferdous Khandker, a Queens practitioner, of sexual assault, after he made the mistake of suing his accusers for defamation. Read more here and please help our investigation by spreading the word as widely as possible.

Real Talk: Coronavirus

Webinar discussing employment law and the effect of the ongoing adjustments as the response to Covid-19 evolves. Recorded March 31, 2020.

Real Talk: Workplace Discrimination 101

Yesterday, Susan lead a free webinar on the basics of workplace discrimination for Savvy Ladies – a local non-profit providing personal finance education and resources for women. You can watch the webinar on Savvy Ladies’ blog.