Heldt et al. v. Tata Consultancy Services Ltd.

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The jury rendered a unanimous verdict in favor of our client in this alleged discrimination class action.

Retained by Loeb & Loeb

The plaintiffs alleged that Tata Consultancy Services Ltd. (TCS) engaged in a pattern of discrimination on the basis of race and national origin in favor of workers of South Asian origin. Defense counsel retained Cornerstone Research to support TCS’s testifying economic expert. Our expert submitted three rounds of expert reports and testified at trial.

Our expert testified at trial that the data were inconsistent with a pattern of discrimination.

Our expert analyzed TCS’s rate of involuntary termination for non–South Asian locally hired employees and compared that rate with the national average for a corresponding group. At trial he testified that the data were inconsistent with a pattern of discrimination because the termination rate was only one-third of the national average.

After a twelve-day trial in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, a jury rendered a unanimous verdict in favor of TCS. In addition, the judge cited our expert’s trial testimony in her ruling denying the plaintiffs’ motion for a new trial.


For more information on this case, contact Bryan Ricchetti or Mark Allen.

  • Chicago

Bryan M. Ricchetti

Vice President

  • Silicon Valley

Mark A. Allen

Senior Consultant