Case: jday

Ham-Handed Crisis Management – Jones Day

April 19th, 2019

“Jones Day is proud of its success in promoting a diverse group of outstanding lawyers.” Posted in April 2019, on Jones Day’s website. Here is the entire statement. From the get-go, law firm Jones Day blew crisis management 101. Yes, “Tolton v. Jones Day” has thrown it into a crisis. Unless handled well, that gender […]

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Women Describe Their Experiences in Big Law—and It’s Not Pretty

April 18th, 2019

The lawsuit against Jones Day is just the tip of the iceberg, new research from ALM Intelligence and the American Bar Association shows. By Erin Hichman Earlier this month, six women sued Jones Day over alleged gender discrimination. The timing of the lawsuits coincides with the end of a yearlong research partnership between the American […]

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Sanford Heisler, The Firm Helping Female Lawyers Sue Big Law

April 12th, 2019

Stephanie Russell-Kraft – Special Correspondent Firm recently filed class action against Jones Day “National conversation” about women’s workplace treatment has driven uptick in suits When associate Nilab Rahyar Tolton left Jones Day in early 2018, she was still reeling from the effects of what she called implicit and explicit biases against women at the firm. […]

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Jones Day Boasts 26 Percent Female Partners, But How Many Are Equity?

April 11th, 2019

Sure, it’s wonderful that five women serve on the 17-member partnership committee, which advises on new partners and compensation. But how meaningful is that when the firm operates as black box with centralized power? By Vivia Chen I’m sort of amazed that Jones Day deigned to issue a public response to the class action lawsuit […]

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Jones Day says gender bias lawsuit painted ‘distorted picture’

April 10th, 2019

BY DEBRA CASSENS WEISS Jones Day is responding to a gender bias lawsuit with a statement that cites an “inclusive culture” and a partnership that includes 240 women. A $200 million lawsuit filed April 3 had alleged that the firm has a “fraternity culture” in which female lawyers have to participate if they hope to […]

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Jones Day Speaks Out on Bias Claims, Says Working Mothers Thrive

April 9th, 2019

The firm vowed to fight in a belated response to last week’s proposed $200 million gender bias class action. By Dan Packel After initially keeping silent, Jones Day has responded publicly to a $200 million proposed gender bias class action brought by six associates last week, vowing to fight the claims and touting its commitment […]

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Sex Bias Suit Challenges Jones Day’s Century-Old Traditions

April 8th, 2019

By Brandon Lowrey Law360 (April 8, 2019, 9:27 PM EDT) — One of the first lessons Andrea Mazingo learned after becoming a new associate at Jones Day was the value of even a brief handshake with the law firm’s powerful managing partner, Stephen Brogan. Legend has it that he remembers every personal interaction he has. […]

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A Short History Of BigLaw Gender Bias Suits

April 5th, 2019

By Natalie Rodriguez Law360 (April 5, 2019, 9:19 PM EDT) — When a group of former Jones Day associates slammed the law firm with a $300 million gender bias lawsuit on Wednesday, they joined a small but growing community of female attorneys calling out alleged inequities in BigLaw. While sexual harassment and gender-based pay discrimination suits have long […]

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Someone Has to Speak Up’: Lawyers Suing Jones Day Say Career Risk Is Worth It

April 5th, 2019

“I think the fear for me is in not holding powerful institutions and larger employers accountable, and in allowing law institutions like Jones Day to escape scrutiny,” lawyer and plaintiff Nilab Tolton said. By Xiumei Dong and Lizzy McLellan Andrea Mazingo and Nilab Rahyar Tolton. No woman who sues her current or former law firm […]

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Female attorneys sue law firm over ‘fraternity’ atmosphere, allege bias against women

April 4th, 2019

BY MORGAN GSTALTER Six female attorneys filed a lawsuit on Wednesday against international law firm Jones Day, claiming that the firm “operates as a fraternity” and discriminates against women with lower pay and fewer career opportunities. The 107-page complaint, filed in D.C. federal court, alleges that prominent male lawyers gave young male associates at the […]

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