Breaking News

Deidre Dare Versus Allen & Overy
Download PDF
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)

Deidre Dare, also known as Deirdre Clark, is a graduate of the Columbia Law School and a former employee at the Moscow office of Allen & Overy. Clark’s job was going fine until she decided to dabble in some erotic fiction as a side job. Some believe that the erotic fiction is based on her time and experiences as an expat in Russia. Allen & Overy decided to terminate Clark’s employment with their firm when this came to light. The London firm was sued by Clark as she claimed that her firing was not warranted but the lawsuit was dismissed on jurisdictional grounds. Clark decided to file the lawsuit again, this time in New York, as she made claims of sexual harassment, sexual discrimination, wrongful termination and retaliation.

“I think NY will take jurisdiction. And thank God for that,” Clark said about the possibility of the case being heard in New York.


Justice Mary S. Friedman from the Supreme Court of New York denied a motion filed by Allen & Overy asking to dismiss the case in a 12-page decision. One of the counts dismissed was the one for wrongful termination as Justice Friedman noted Clark’s nature of employment, which was ‘at will.’ The justice did permit seven other counts to stand in the case though. Those counts include sexual discrimination, sexual harassment and retaliation.

A statement issued by Allen & Overy said, “We have always been entirely satisfied that the termination of Ms. Clark’s employment was justified and lawful. We remain committed to defending Ms. Clark’s claim vigorously.”

Deidre Clark’s response was “I won against Allen & Overy! Isn’t it amazing? I am drinking Champagne. This day has been long awaited. It’s hard pro se to win against A&O and Proskauer — but I did it. Hats off to the NY justice system. I never really had any doubts but I was exuberant all the same.”

Get JD Journal in Your Mail

Subscribe to our FREE daily news alerts and get the latest updates on the most happening events in the legal, business, and celebrity world. You also get your daily dose of humor and entertainment!!


Interesting Legal Sites You May Like




Search Now

Litigator with 5-10 years of general insurance defense experience

USA-FL-West Palm Beach

Boutique litigation firm is looking for an experienced litigator with 5-10 years of general insuranc...

Apply Now

Transactional Real Estate Attorney with 4-10 years of experience

USA-CA-San Diego

San Diego office is seeking a transactional real estate attorney with 4-10 years of experience.

Apply Now

Real Estate/Business Transaction Attorney with 8+ years of experience


Seattle office is seeking a real estate & business transaction attorney with 8+ years of experience....

Apply Now

Senior Attorney with municipal law and/or tax appeal experience


Boonton office of our client seeks senior attorney with municipal law and/or tax appeal experience. ...

Apply Now




Lang, Richert & Patch a Fresno area AV-rated law firm located in the highly desirable Fig Garden Fin...

Apply now



Boutique East Bay litigation defense firm is seeking a junior to mid-level attorney. Candidates for ...

Apply now

Apprentice Attorney


This is not your typical listing for an associate attorney job.  If you are looking for a desk ...

Apply now

Managing Director, Litigation Finance Investments


Title                ...

Apply now

Most Popular


To Top