March 13, 2023
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm, Central Time
ACS Lawyer Chapters: Morgan v. U.S. Soccer Federation, a Landmark Equal Pa
Please join the Bay Area, ACS Madison, Milwaukee, New York, and Washington, DC Lawyer Chapters for a discussion with Nicole Saharsky, lead appellate counsel for the USWNT players, for a behind-the-scenes look at Morgan v. U.S. Soccer Federation, a landmark equal pay victory case. Last year, the players on the US Women’s National Team (USWNT) announced that they achieved a landmark settlement in their equal-pay case against the US Soccer Federation (US Soccer). Although the USWNT is the most successful team in women’s soccer history, the US Soccer Federation refused to pay the women equally to the players on the men’s national team. In March 2019, the players on the women’s team sued, and in March 2022, they obtained a landmark equal pay settlement, which included $24 million in backpay and a guarantee of equal pay for all games and tournaments going forward. She will discuss the claims and strategy in the case, how the USWNT ultimately convinced US Soccer to settle, and what this means for pay equality going forward.
Nicole A. Saharsky, Partner, Mayer Brown LLP
Breanne Snapp, Attorney, Habush Habush & Rottier S.C