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Judith Vladeck

Born: Aug 1, 1923

Death: Jan 8, 2007

Birthplace: Norfolk

Profession: Lawyer

Nationality: United States

Judith Vladeck

Date of Birth : Aug 1, 1923
Date of Death : Jan 8, 2007
Birth Place : Norfolk

Judith Pomarlen Vladeck was a prominent American labor lawyer and civil rights advocate, particularly on behalf of women. She helped set new legal precedents against sex discrimination and age discrimination. Born in Norfolk, Virginia, the daughter of a newspaper distributor and a business manager for a labor union, Vladeck graduated from Hunter College in 1945 and received a law degree from Columbia University in 1947. After having three children, in 1957 she joined the New York City law firm of Vladeck, Waldman, Elias & Engelhard, which her husband Stephen had helped found in 1948. She described the firm as "the last socialist law firm in America." As a trial lawyer, Vladeck had a reputation for combining courtroom flair and detailed analysis of salary histories and job performance to her cases. She took on powerful entities such as major Wall Street investment firms, Union Carbide, and large universities, and usually won or achieved a favorable settlement. Vladeck turned her attention to workplace discrimination with the advent of new civil rights laws and rise of the women's movement. In a suit against the City University of New York filed in 1973, Ms.


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