Bank examiner fired from the Fed after turning in a negative assessment of Goldman Sachs files wrongful termination suit; Judge throws out case; Judge’s husband is a partner at law firm that has handled over $9 billion in deals on behalf of … Goldman Sachs. Meanwhile, Cecily McMillan’s in Riker’s.
Segarra was a bank examiner at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, a key regulator of Wall Street banks. She charged in her lawsuit that when she turned in a negative assessment of Goldman Sachs, she was bullied and intimidated by colleagues at the New York Fed to change her findings. When she refused, she was terminated from her job in retaliation and escorted from the Fed premises, according to her lawsuit.
The case was assigned to Judge Ronnie Abrams, an Obama appointee, the daughter of constitutional law expert, Floyd Abrams, and sister to Dan Abrams, the well known legal affairs commentator on television.
Judge Abrams’ husband is Greg Andres, a partner at law firm Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP … How big a retainer the Judge’s husband has received from Goldman Sachs and when he received it is a side issue. The larger issue is that Goldman Sachs is a huge, long term client at Davis Polk and the Judge’s husband is a partner at the firm. Per the sampling below, deals totaling over $9 billion have been handled by Davis Polk on behalf of Goldman Sachs in just the past two years.