The maelstrom surrounding the former Sullivan & Cromwell associate, Aaron Charney, is finally over.We miss it as much as we miss our old law reporter, Anna Schneider Mayerson.
Here’s the story: Mr. Charney, who is gay, launched a formal complaint with the New York State Supreme Court against the white shoe firm, saying that he’d been subjected to sexual harassment at the hands of an uncouth partner. (Remarks about fecal matter on documents and bending over were allegedly made; the firm categorically denied all of Mr. Charney’s claims.) Well, the salacious saga has finally come to a puttering close…
The New York Law Journal reports:
Sullivan & Cromwell said Thursday it had reached a settlement with former associate Aaron Charney, who sued the New York law firm earlier this year for sexual orientation discrimination.
"Aaron Charney and Sullivan & Cromwell have resolved their differences in connection with all pending disputes between them," the firm said through a spokesman.
Charney’s lawyer, Daniel Alterman of Alterman & Boop, did not return a call for comment.
The settlement, the terms of which are confidential, brings to a close a dispute that had fascinated the New York legal community over the past several months, both with its allegations concerning partners at one of the city’s most prestigious firms and its bizarre twists and turns in the courtroom.
Breaking: Sullivan & Cromwell Settles with Aaron Charney!!! [Above the Law]