May 4, 2018

The #MeToo movement lawyers up

Bloomberg Businessweek cover with the words: Too Pretty, Too Ugly, Too White, Too Black, and so on
Courtesy Bloomberg Businessweek

"The #MeToo Lawyer Fighting for Women in the Workplace: Tina Tchen is building up the Time’s Up Legal Defense Fund, which already has more than 2,000 potential clients," by Bloomberg Businessweek's Arianne Cohen:

Why it matters: "With 600 lawyers signed up and $21.7 million raised, the TULDF has more than 2,000 potential clients so far seeking legal counsel and representation as well as PR advice."

Tchen, former chief of staff to First Lady Michelle Obama, "pitched the National Women’s Law Center on the idea of administering a pool of money to help victims defray legal expenses. And that was that: The Time’s Up Legal Defense Fund ... was born."

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