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For members of a conservative industry that — literally — wrote the rulebook on sexual harassment, law firms need to be ready for a day of reckoning that seems inescapable (and may have already happened by the time this article is published). Right now, the focus is on Hollywood, mass media, Wall Street, Silicon Valley and politics, which are all professional arenas historically known to operate by their own set of rules that have been at equal turns brushed off as socially acceptable, emboldened after career-ending threats kept censure at bay, and vigorously defended in a courtroom. But the very shaky reality is that the lawyer standing beside every Kevin Spacey, Matt Lauer, Harold Ford, Jr., Travis Kalanick or Al Franken is most likely operating from his or her own ‘house of cards.’
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