When the U.S. women’s national soccer team lost its federal equal pay lawsuit on summary judgement in 2020, it was a shocking blow. After all, the U.S. Soccer Federation’s president, the U.S. men’s national soccer team, members of Congress, sponsors, and many others had previously acknowledged that the women were not receiving equal pay. When the time came to appeal, the women turned to Nicole Saharsky ’02 to champion their cause. A veteran appellate lawyer who has argued 30 cases before the U.S. Supreme Court, Saharsky and her team at Mayer Brown took up the appeal pro bono.
The Spring 2022 digital edition of Minnesota Law is now available.