Miltenberg: “Francesca Gino Has Hired A Fierce Litigator To Handle Her Lawsuit Against Harvard Business School Dean Srikant Datar,” Poets & Quants


Harvard Business School Professor Francesca Gino has hired a high-profile litigator to represent her in a $25 million lawsuit she filed against Harvard Business School Dean Srikant Datar, Harvard and a blog that accused her of research fraud. Andrew Miltenberg, a founding partner of New-York-based Nesenoff & Miltenberg, rose to national prominence for defending college men accused of sexual assault. His defense of the subject of New York Times profile in 2017, Miltenberg is known as a fierce litigator who has represented more than 1,000 students and over 250 faculty members and administrators in disciplinary and tenure hearings in more than 40 states. The vast majority of those student cases involved charges of sexual assault and sexual harassment. His cases have generated attention from national news media, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, The Washington Post, USA Today, The Los Angeles Times, CBS Sunday Morning, New York Magazine, The Huffington Post, Fox News, and National Public Radio. “If you were to ask my mother, she would defend me,” he once quipped to an interviewer who asked him about being known as “the rape-guy lawyer.” Miltenberg, who has spent much of his career on business litigation, including defamation claims, prefers to be known as “the due-process guy.” Despite his high profile, he has been described as a soft-spoken attorney who “seems as flamboyant as a conservative gray suit.” In representing Gino, he has taken on yet another highly controversial cause–alleging defamation, breach of contract and gender discrimination–that is getting international attention.

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