In 2016, the firm settled the largest affordable housing accessibility case in the nation’s history, securing an important victory for people with disabilities in Los Angeles. At least 4,000 affordable and highly accessible housing units will be built and rented to people who need them, addressing the critical shortage of accessible housing in the city.
In 2017, Relman, Dane & Colfax reached a historic settlement in its longest-running case, a class action on behalf of more than 100 Special Agents of the United States Secret Service subjected to a racially discriminatory promotion system.
In a significant victory in the fight for fair lending, Relman, Dane & Colfax secured a major jury verdict in a reverse redlining case against New York-based Emigrant Savings Bank and Emigrant Mortgage Company, holding Emigrant accountable for discriminatory mortgage lending practices contributing to the country’s 2008 financial collapse.
In a historic victory for Ashton Whitaker and other transgender students, Relman, Dane & Colfax secured a landmark Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals decision in 2017 recognizing that Title IX and the Fourteenth Amendment protect transgender students from discrimination at school.