August 2019 Bar Bulletin
By Paula Emery
As Morgan, et. al v. U.S. Soccer Federation,1 the class action Equal Pay Act and Title VII gender discrimination suit heads to mediation following the U.S. Soccer Federation’s Women’s National Team’s (USWNT) record fourth FIFA World Cup win, the current wave of public sentiment and attention provides a master class in demonstrating how interest-based facilitative mediation in a complex, high-profile dispute — where passions run high and everyone has an opinion — may prove superior to litigation in reaching durable, sustainable, satisfying results for all involved.
“We don’t want to have this huge, public, nasty fight, that’s not really...