American women hire appeals lawyers in equal pay lawsuit

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Even before a trial, American women players suing the U.S. Soccer Federation for equal pay have hired a pair of appellate lawyers.

Nicole A. Saharsky, co-head of the Mayer Brown’s U.S. Supreme Court and appellate practice, joined the legal team on Thursday along with Brian D. Netter, a partner in the litigation and dispute resolution practice who clerked for Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer. Both are based in Washington, D.C.

Players sued in March 2018 under the Equal Pay Act and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and they sought more than $66 million in damages.

U.S. District Judge R. Gary Klausner in Los Angeles ruled May 1 that the women could not
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