S&C partner Ann-Elizabeth Ostrager and associate Jacob Singer examined the implications of a New York law prohibiting predispute agreements requiring arbitration of claims of sexual harassment in a Law360
article titled “The Limitations of NY’s Anti-Sexual Harassment Law
,” published September 12. The lawyers wrote that “although well-intentioned,” the provision “is unlikely to significantly alter the status quo” due to its likely preemption under the Federal Arbitration Act. They also noted that there are a number of legitimate reasons why arbitration and confidentiality are preferable when addressing sexual harassment allegations.