Lawyer Representing Matt Lauer Accuser ‘Encouraged’ By NBC’s Response

By Chris Ariens 

The Washington D.C. law firm of Wilkenfeld Herendeen & Atkinson is representing the woman who has accused former NBC News anchor Matt Lauer of sexual harassment. Ari Wilkenfeld released this statement about working with NBC so far:

“My client and I met with representatives from NBC’s Human Resources and Legal Departments at 6 p.m. on Monday for an interview that lasted several hours. Our impression at this point is that NBC acted quickly, as all companies should, when confronted with credible allegations of sexual misconduct in the workplace. While I am encouraged by NBC’s response to date, I am in awe of the courage my client showed to be the first to raise a complaint and to do so without making any demands other than the company do the right thing.”

NBC reports the incident happened during NBC’s coverage of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics.