Paul Sprenger and Jane Lang, Attorneys

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Paul C. Sprenger Paul Sprenger  

Washington, DC

Lead Counsel for Plaintiffs and Plaintiff Classes

TV Writers' Age Discrimination Cases,  www.tvwriterscounsel.com

Treasurer and Trustee - Atlas Performing Arts Center

Executive Producer - Tribute Productions

Trustee - Sprenger.Lang Foundation

Trustee - Eugene M. Lang Foundation

Treasurer and Trustee - Tregaron Conservancy

psprenger@sprengerandlang.com

Phone (202) 518-2021

Additional Information

Paul Sprenger, Attorney, is one of the two founding partners of Sprenger + Lang, PLLC.  He is now Of Counsel to the firm.  Since 2000, he has served as Lead Counsel to the TV Writers’ age discrimination plaintiffs.

Sprenger graduated with a J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School in 1965 after getting his B.A. in business administration at the same university in 1962.

From 1965 until 1977, Sprenger practiced law with the Minneapolis business/defense law firm of Johnson & Sands, becoming a partner there in 1970.  Between 1965 and 1977, he focused on individual defense work and commercial class actions.

He began to develop his current employment litigation specialty in 1973.  The starting class action lawsuits were filed in 1973 and 1974 against the Minnesota Mining & Manufacturing Company and the University of Minnesota.

In 1977, Paul Sprenger started his own firm in Minnesota.  In 1989, he merged his firm with Jane Lang’s firm in Washington, D.C. to form Sprenger + Lang, PLLC.

Since 1977, Sprenger’s primary focus has been employment discrimination class actions. He has always been a litigator, having tried several hundred cases involving diverse subject matters and forums.

Sprenger has served as Lead Counsel for many seminal fair employment class and multi-plaintiff actions, including the following:

  • Rajender v. University of Minnesota, 546 F. Supp. 158 (D. Minn. 1982)
  • Mabone v. Pillsbury Co., C.A. No. 4-89-386 (D. Minn.)
  • Aburime v. Northwest Airlines, Inc., C.A. No. 3-89-402 (D. Minn.)
  • In re Pepco Employment Litigation, C.A., No. 86-0603 (D.D.C.,)
  • Henry v. Maytag Corporation, C.A. No. 92-C-417 (W. Va. Cir. Court)
  • Hyman v. First Union, C.A. No. 94-1043 (D.D.C.)
  • Jones v. Ford Motor Co., 95-MDL-1044 (D. Mich.)
  • In re Burlington Northern Employment Practices Litigation, 810, F.2d 601 (7th Cir. 1987)
  • Burns V. Control Data Corporation, C.A. No. 4-96-41 (D. Minn.)
  • Jenson v. Eveleth Taconite, Co., 130 F.3d 1287 (8th Cir. 1997)

The history of the Sprenger + Lang, PLLC law firm and its class action work has been reported in popular and professional publications such as:

  • David Carr, "The Little Firm on the Hill," Minnesota Lawyer, June 1991.
  • Tony Munroe, "Taking Employers to Task," The Washington Times, August 7, 1994.
  • John Greenya, "A Passion for Class Action," The Washington Lawyer, the Official Journal of the District of Columbia Bar, March/April 1995.
  • David Phelps, "From Eveleth to Hollywood," Minneapolis Star Tribune, April 21, 2002.
  • Marc Conklin, "Sprenger + Lang Raises the Bar," Law & Politics, April/May 2003.
  • Clara Bingham and Laura Leedy Gansler, Class Action: The Story of Lois Jenson and the Landmark Case That Changed Sexual Harassment Law, New York: Doubleday, 2002.
  • Amy Argetsinger and Roxanne Roberts, "How to Greet the Accused So You Won't Feel Guilty:. . . And Remember, You're Under Oath," The Washington Post, October 30, 2005.

Over the 25 years of his legal career, Paul Sprenger has traveled across the county to speak at national, state, and local continuing legal education courses.  In addition, he has prepared articles concerning the trial of employment class actions and other related topics.

 

Jane Lang             

Washington, DC Jane Lang

Founder and Board Chair - Atlas Performing Arts Center

Producer - Tribute Productions

Intersections DC at The Atlas Performing Arts Center

Trustee - Sprenger.Lang Foundation

Trustee - Eugene M. Lang Foundation

Trustee - Tregaron Conservancy

Trustee - Levine School of Music

Member - Board of Managers - Swarthmore College

Counsel for Plaintiffs and Plaintiff Classes
TV Writers' Age Discrimination Cases, www.tvwriterscounsel.com

jlang@sprengerandlang.com

Phone (202) 518-2020

Additional Information

Jane Lang, Attorney, is one of the two founding partners of Sprenger + Lang, PLLC.  She is now Of Counsel to the firm.  Since 2000, she has served as Counsel to the TV Writers’ age discrimination plaintiffs.

Lang graduated with a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 1970 after graduating with a liberal arts degree from Swarthmore College in 1967 (Phi Beta Kappa).

From 1970 until 1979, Lang practiced law with the Washington D.C. law firm of Steptoe & Johnston, becoming the firm’s first female and the youngest partner in 1977. 

From 1979 to 1981, Lang served under the Carter Administration as General Counsel for the Department of Housing and Urban Development.  After this stint at HUD, she returned to her previous firm for five additional years, working there until 1986.

After leaving Steptoe & Johnson, Lang founded her own firm where she cultivated a plaintiffs’ practice.  During this period she set up offices in an historic townhouse the Dupont Circle area of Washington D.C.

In 1989, Jane Lang joined her firm with Paul Sprenger’s to form Sprenger + Lang, PLLC.  Though she, like Paul Sprenger, is now Of Counsel to the firm, she is still involved as counsel to the TV Writers’ age discrimination plaintiffs.

Over her legal career, Jane Lang has represented plaintiffs in employment discrimination cases, including race discrimination class actions that she negotiated, including the following:

  • Pillsbury Co (1990)
  • Northwest Airlines (1991)
  • In re PEPCO Employment Litigation
  • Maytag
  • Control Data Corp.

Over the past few years, Jane has focused her energies on projects of the Sprenger.Lang Foundation. She serves as president of the Atlas Performing Arts Center, a project to revitalize the historic Atlas Theatre into a non-profit center for arts performance and education in northeast Washington, D.C.