Statczar v. Thornburg Investment Management, Inc., Brady, Bhatt, Jones, and Thornburg

While top employers have unified against executive-suite misogyny, Thornburg Investment Management, Inc. and CEO Jason Brady are doubling down on it. In 25 years as a Mutual Fund professional, Troy Statczar never received a single write-up or disciplinary action until he challenged CEO Brady having an affair with a direct subordinate while rapidly promoting her within Thornburg.  After Statczar spoke out, Thornburg and Brady fired him.

On November 12, 2019, we filed Troy Statczar v. Thornburg Investment Management, Inc., Jason Brady, Nimish Bhatt, Dana Jones, and Garrett Thornburg, an action under the New Mexico Human Rights Act (“NMHRA”), in the County of Santa Fe, First Judicial District Court. View the Complaint here. Persons with information may e-mail contact data to trent@trentahowell.com.

Anyone giving truthful testimony is protected by law. NMHRA subsection 7(I)(2) forbids “any form of threats, reprisal or discrimination against any person who has opposed any unlawful discriminatory practice or has filed a complaint, testified or participated in any proceeding under the Human Rights Act.” NMHRA, NMSA § 28-1-7(I)(2).

Below are press links regarding the lawsuit:

Monica Roman Gagnier, Fired Thornburg Exec Alleges ‘Sexual Favoritism’ in Lawsuit, Albuquerque Journal, November 15, 2019.

Danielle Prokop, Ex-Employee Sues Santa Fe Firm over Firing, Santa Fe New Mexican, November 15, 2019.

Nadine Trujillo v. City of Española and David Valdez

On July 19, 2019, we filed Nadine Trujillo v. City of Española and David Valdez, an action under the New Mexico Whistleblower Protection Act (“NMWPA”), in the County of Santa Fe, First Judicial District Court. View the Complaint here. Persons with information may e-mail contact data to trent@trentahowell.com.

Anyone giving truthful testimony is protected by law. WPA subsection 10-16C-3 forbids “any retaliatory action” against any public employee who “communicates to the public employer or a third party information about an action or a failure to act that the public employee believes in good faith constitutes an unlawful or improper act; [or] provides information to, or testifies before, a public body as part of an investigation, hearing or inquiry into an unlawful or improper act.” WPA, NMSA § 10-16C-3.

Below are press links related to the lawsuit:

Tabitha Clay, $18,000 Goes ‘Poof’ from Española Vault, Rio Grande Sun, June 14, 2019.

Nathanael King, ‘Loose Lips Sink Ships’: City Manager Fired, Banned Amid Two Investigations, Rio Grande Sun, July 11, 2019.

Edmundo Carrillo, Española theft case: Ex-city manager is main suspect, Albuquerque Journal, August 4, 2019.

Tabitha Clay, Lawsuit: Former City Manager Forced Whistleblower to Resign, Rio Grande Sun, August 8, 2019.

Española, N.M. City Manager Lingers Near Vault on Day Money Went Missing, Rio Grande Sun, August 8, 2019.

Nathanael King, Former City Manager Gambled Colorado Money, Rio Grande Sun, August 16, 2019.

Nathanael King, Colorado City Missing Records from Former Española Manager, Rio Grande Sun, August 30, 2019.

Zach Hillstrom, Ex-Colorado City Manager Faces Theft, Embezzlement Charge, La Junta Tribune, September 13, 2019.

Staff Writer, Theft, Embezzlement Charges Filed against Former Colorado City District Manager, Channel KOAA News5, September 13, 2019.

Nathanael King, Former City Manager Charged with Felony, Rio Grande Sun, September 19, 2019.

Nathanael King, Former City Manager Allegedly Stole from Colorado Pot Growers, Rio Grande Sun, September 27, 2019.

Tony Keith, Former Colorado City District Manager Faces Theft and Embezzlement Charges, Channel KKTV 11, October 9, 2019.

Santa Fe ‘Time’s Up’ Lawsuits

Below are press links regarding our pending lawsuits, Christa Valdez and Madeleine Lauve v. International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (“IATSE”), IATSE Local 480, and Jon B. Hendry and Michelle Labounty v. IATSE, IATSE Local 480, and Jon B. Hendry. Persons with information may e-mail contact data to trent@trentahowell.com.

Anyone giving truthful testimony is protected by law. NMHRA subsection 7(I)(2) forbids “any form of threats, reprisal or discrimination against any person who has opposed any unlawful discriminatory practice or has filed a complaint, testified or participated in any proceeding under the Human Rights Act.” NMHRA, NMSA § 28-1-7(I)(2).

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Marie C. Baca, Suit Accuses NM Union Leader of Sexual Harassment, Albuquerque Journal, March 7, 2018.

Sami Edge, In Suit, Former Employee Accuses Film Union Official of Sexual Harassment, Santa Fe New Mexican, March 7, 2018.

Associated Press, Former Employee Accuses Union Leader of Sexual Harassment, Associated Press, March 8, 2018.

U.S. News & World Report, Former Employee Accuses Union Leader of Sexual Harassment, U.S. News and World Report, March 8, 2018.

David Robb, IATSE’s Albuquerque Local Boss Accused Of Sexual Harassment In Lawsuit, Deadline Hollywood, March 8, 2018.

Matthew Reichbach, Union Leader Accused of Sexual Harassment, NM Political Report, March 9, 2018.

David Robb, As New Mexico IATSE Boss Faces Sexual Harassment Suit, Dissidents Want Him Removed From Office, Deadline Hollywood, March 9, 2018.

Andrew Oxford and Phaedra Haywood, Union Leader, Accused of Harassment, Out at State Federation of Labor, Santa Fe New Mexican, March 12, 2018.

David Robb, Santa Fe IATSE Boss Jon Hendry Ousted As President Of New Mexico AFL-CIO, Deadline Hollywood, March 13, 2018.

Marie C. Baca, Hendry Out as AFL-CIO President, Albuquerque Journal, March 13, 2018.

Dan Boyd, NM Democratic Party Chairman Resigns Under Pressure, Albuquerque Journal, March 13, 2018.

Russell Contreras (Associated Press), New Mexico Dem Party Chair Resigns Amid Pressure, U.S. News and World Report, March 13, 2018.

Andy Lyman, State Dem Chair Resigns After Questioning Sexual Harassment Claim, NM Political Report, March 13, 2018.

Matt Grubs, Ellenberg Out as State Dem Chair; Second Woman Joins Lawsuit Against Jon Hendry and IATSE Local 480, Santa Fe Reporter, March 13, 2018.

David Robb, IATSE New Mexico Boss Jon Hendry Facing New Harassment Allegations As Second Woman Comes Forward, Deadline Hollywood, March 13, 2018.

Andrew Oxford, Second Woman Joins Lawsuit Against Film Union Official, Claiming Sexual Harassment, Santa Fe New Mexican, March 13, 2018.

David Robb, Santa Fe IATSE Boss Jon Hendry Sidelined Amid Sexual Harassment Claims, Deadline Hollywood, March 14, 2018.

Marie C. Baca, Film Union: `Protection’ of Local Chapter is Priority, Albuquerque Journal, March 14, 2018.

David Robb, Conflict Of Interest Questions Have Long Swirled Around New Mexico IATSE Boss Jon Hendry, Deadline Hollywood, March 16, 2018.

David Robb, Santa Fe IATSE Boss Jon Hendry Resigns Amid Sex Harassment Scandal, Deadline Hollywood, March 18, 2018.

Marie C. Baca, Film Union Agent Resigns After Two Women File Suit, Albuquerque Journal, March 18, 2018.

Andrew Oxford, Embattled Hendry Resigns From Union Post, Santa Fe New Mexican, March 18, 2018.

Andy Lyman, Hendry Out At IATSE Local 480, NM Political Report, March 19, 2018.

Todd Longwell, New Mexico Ex-IATSE Official Accused of Sexual Harassment Still Casts Long Shadow, Variety, June 20, 2018.

David Robb, Jon Hendry, Former IATSE Boss In Santa Fe, Hit With Third Sex Harassment Suit, Deadline Hollywood, July 20, 2018.

Phaedra Haywood, Third Woman Accuses Former Film Union Leader of Harassment, Santa Fe New Mexican, July 20, 2018.

Marie C. Baca, Third Woman Sues Former Labor Leader, Film Union, Albuquerque Journal, July 23, 2018.

Steve Terrell, Judge Upholds 4 Counts, Dismisses 2 in Ex-Film Official’s Sex Harassment Suit, Santa Fe New Mexican, February 13, 2019.