Douglas Wigdor Biography
Douglas Wigdor an American attorney, a founding partner of the law firm Wigdor LLP, and works as a litigator in New York City. He routinely tries cases to verdict, having won many verdicts in the millions of dollars and regularly appearing in the New York Law Journal’s “Top Verdicts.”
Douglas Wigdor Age
Wigdor was born on 26 September 1968, In the United States.
Douglas Wigdor Career
Wigdor initially worked as a clerk for the Federal Court and as an attorney in the Suffolk County district attorney’s office. He then worked for corporations defending themselves against discrimination suits while an attorney at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius. In order to begin prosecuting those discrimination suits themselves.
He established Wigdor LLP in 2003 with the future District Attorney for Brooklyn, New York Kenneth P. Thompson. That same year he received a $7.5 million jury award against Wal-Mart, which was one of the largest yet under the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.
In his career, Wigdor coined the phrase “recessionary discrimination” to describe the use of the economy as a pretext for discrimination. From Dominique Strauss-Kahn to Harvey Weinstein, Mr. Wigdor has been at the forefront of some of the most closely watched sexual harassment and sexual assault cases that have made headline news around the world.
Douglas Wigdor and Tara Reade
Attorney Wigdor is representing Tara Reade in her case against presidential hopeful Joe Biden. Alexandra Tara Reade (born February 26, 1964) is an American writer and former legislative assistant for the U.S. Senate, currently residing in California. In April 2019, Reade came forward with an allegation that in 1993 Joe Biden touched her in a way that made her “feel uncomfortable” during his time as a Senator for Delaware.
In March of 2020, she revealed that the allegation was instead a case of aggravated sexual assault. Reade says that at the time of the alleged assault she told her brother and a friend about the alleged attack. When contacted by a reporter both Reade’s brother and a friend agreed that they remembered hearing from Reade about the alleged assault at the time of the alleged assault.
Douglas Wigdor Net Worth
Wigdor estimated net worth is under review.
Douglas Wigdor Philanthropy
Wigdor, donated tens of thousands of dollars to President Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign, according to Federal Election Commission records. He as well also given tens of thousands of dollars to state and local Democratic politicians in New York, including New York Congressman Hakeem Jeffries, one of the leaders of the Democrats’ impeachment efforts in January, and New York Attorney General Letitia James.
Douglas Wigdor Achievements and Honours
He got ranked one of the Top 100 attorneys in New York Metro by Super Lawyers. His “pursuit of decency, justice and high-dollar settlements in the #MeToo era have landed him on the list of Law360’s Titans of the Plaintiff’s Bar,” according to a recent profile recognizing him as one of the 10 most influential plaintiffs’ lawyers in the U.S. Mr. Wigdor’s trial verdicts, arbitration awards and settlements exceed $1 Billion.
Douglas Wigdor Height and Weight
Douglas stands tall at an average height and has an average body weight.
Douglas Wigdor Education
Wigdor earned his B.A. degree from Washington University, St. Louis where he now endows a scholarship to the Arts & Science School and that a cycling studio has been named after him. He earned his J.D. degree from the Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law and is a member of the International Tennis Club of the United States.
He eaned a master’s degree at St Cross College, Oxford University, and was named the 2007 and 2014 Alumnus of the Year. The college has been named the West Quad library and garden room after him and his wife Catherine, an alumna of Lincoln College, Oxford.
At Oxford, he was on the university’s 1995 national championship basketball team. Wigdor has lectured on university campuses as a guest lecturer and speaker.
Douglas Wigdor Family
Information about his parents are publicly unavailable and it is also not known if he has any siblings.
Douglas Wigdor Married
Douglas is married to Catherine Wigdor. The couple has been blessed with two sons whose names have not been shared with the public. The family resides in Forest Hills community, in New York.