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Jones Day Grudgingly OKs Sex Bias Suit Expansion

September 16th, 2019

By Vin Gurrieri Law360 (September 16, 2019, 2:27 PM EDT) — Jones Day told a federal judge Monday that while allowing female ex-associates accusing the firm of gender discrimination to expand their lawsuit “would not serve the interests of justice,” the legal powerhouse will consent to their revisions to avoid getting bogged down in procedural […]

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Dissecting the soap opera unfurling at one of the world’s biggest law firms

September 6th, 2019

A timeline of the dual gender discrimination suits levied against Jones Day Rebecca Gibian It has not been a good year of PR for Jones Day on the gender bias front — nor, more pressingly, for those who say they’re on the receiving end of said bias. Jones Day, one of the largest and wealthiest […]

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Jones Day Says Edits To Sex Bias Suit Beyond The Pale

September 4th, 2019

By Vin Gurrieri Law360 (September 4, 2019, 9:11 PM EDT) — BigLaw heavyweight Jones Day doubled down Wednesday on its contention that former associates suing it for systemic gender discrimination improperly revised their complaint, rebutting the women’s argument from a day earlier that they updated their claims in line with procedural rules. In a reply […]

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Jones Day, Women Attorneys Battle It Out in Latest Court Filings

September 4th, 2019

By Patrick Dorrian Female lawyers say latest revamped suit proper under federal rules Firm says otherwise and continues to seek dismissal of some claims Jones Day continued its push to escape portions of a lawsuit accusing it of rampant sex discrimination against female attorneys while the attorneys simultaneously sought to sure up their claims. A […]

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How to Freeze Your Salary: Get Pregnant

June 12th, 2019

The relentless pressure to devote more hours to the office hasn’t gone away, even with anti-discrimination laws. By Claire Suddath Nilab Tolton had been working as an associate at the ­international litigation firm Jones Day for five years when she learned she was pregnant. Looking back, Tolton says she knew but also didn’t know—at least […]

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Gender Discrimination Lawsuit Against Jones Day Gets Yet Another Plaintiff

June 11th, 2019

The case against Jones Day picks up a Facebook attorney as a plaintiff. By KATHRYN RUBINO Another former Jones Day associate, Jessica Jardine Wilkes, has joined the gender discrimination lawsuit against the firm, bringing the number of plaintiffs in the case to seven. The case was brought by former associates, alleging that the firm’s notorious […]

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Facebook Lawyer Joins Jones Day Gender Bias Suit

June 10th, 2019

Stephanie Russell-Kraft – Special Correspondent Jessica Wilkes has opted-in to the Equal Pay Act claims in suit Wilkes is now an in-house counsel at Facebook Former Jones Day associate Jessica Wilkes, now a product counsel at Facebook, is the first non-named plaintiff to opt-in to a gender discrimination collective action against Jones Day. The lawsuit […]

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Facebook Atty Opts In To $200M Jones Day Sex Bias Suit

June 10th, 2019

By Braden Campbell Law360 (June 10, 2019, 5:17 PM EDT) — An in-house Facebook attorney and former Jones Day associate has opted in to a $200 million proposed class and collective action alleging the firm discriminates against women, becoming the third woman to publicly attach her name to the suit. Jessica Jardine Wilkes, whose LinkedIn […]

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Jones Day Sex Bias Accusers Can Stay Anonymous For Now

May 31st, 2019

By Emma Cueto Law360 (May 31, 2019, 2:37 PM EDT) — A D.C. federal judge has ruled that four of the former associates in a $200 million gender discrimination suit against Jones Day can proceed anonymously in the suit for now, although the judge added that the firm can disclose their names only as part […]

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Jones Day Women Can’t Remain Anonymous During Bias Probe

May 31st, 2019

Patrick Dorrian – Bloomberg Law Firm can reveal names to investigate women’s allegations Court still weighing if women can pursue case using aliases Jones Day may disclose the identities of female lawyers suing the firm for alleged sex discrimination, but the disclosure must be limited to its investigation of their allegations and the firm’s preparation […]

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