Case: MoFo

Morrison & Foerster – Is Maternity Leave Career Suicide?

January 29th, 2019

Morrison & Foerster had been named by Yale Law School women in 2018 as among the top female-friendly firms. And, maybe it is until a female takes maternity leave. Last April, three MoFo female lawyers, using the moniker Jane Doe, filed a lawsuit alleging unfair treatment for women who take maternity leave and/or have children. […]

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MoFo Accused Of Unfair Firings In Expanded Sex Bias Suit

January 28th, 2019

By Braden Campbell Law360 (January 28, 2019, 6:08 PM EST) — A group of female Morrison & Foerster LLP attorneys accusing the firm of freezing out pregnant women expanded its $100 million California federal class suit Friday, adding three new plaintiffs, another $100 million in damages and fresh wrongful termination claims. Two of the new […]

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More Plaintiffs Added To Astonishing Pregnancy And Gender Discrimination Case Against MoFo

January 28th, 2019

A spokesperson for the firm calls the allegations ‘inconsistent’ with the firm’s values. By KATHRYN RUBINO Back in April, three women sued Biglaw giant Morrison & Foerster in a $100 million class-action case claiming the firm engaged in gender discrimination against women who are pregnant or have children. The action was initiated by three Jane […]

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3 Additional Plaintiffs Sign On to Lawsuit Claiming ‘Mommy Track Is a Dead End’ at MoFo

January 28th, 2019

MoFo Chair: “Everything about what’s in this complaint goes against the facts of who we are, our values and what we do. … Lumping us in with generalizations about big law firms is not only unfair, it’s unsound.” By Ross Todd Three female lawyers who worked at Morrison & Foerster are joining an ongoing lawsuit […]

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Sanford Heisler Sharp Adds More Plaintiffs to Gender, Pregnancy & Maternity Discrimination Case Against Morrison & Foerster

January 28th, 2019

Three Additional Female Lawyers Join $100 Million Class Action Alleging The ‘Mommy Track’ Is A Dead End SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 28, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Attorneys at Sanford Heisler Sharp, LLP, late Friday filed an amended Complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California adding three plaintiffs to a class and […]

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Sanford Prepping New Gender Bias Suit Against Jones Day

January 3rd, 2019

By Braden Campbell Law360 (January 3, 2019, 7:42 PM EST) — Sanford Heisler Sharp LLP — which has already filed gender discrimination suits against Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart PC, Jones Day and Morrison & Foerster LLP — is readying a new, nationwide class suit on behalf of female Jones Day associates, Sanford Heisler […]

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California Cases To Watch In 2019

January 1st, 2019

By Dave Simpson Law360 (January 1, 2019, 12:03 PM EST) — California attorneys will see the news cycle converge with the courtroom in 2019, as women take their fight for workplace equality to the halls of BigLaw; the Golden State battles it out with President Donald Trump over immigration and the environment; Apple fights its […]

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Law firm Morrison & Foerster faces maternity discrimination suit filed by California plaintiffs

May 30th, 2018

by Justin Stoltzfus SAN FRANCISCO – Morrison & Foerster, a big name in the legal world, is now facing a $100 million class action suit brought by Sanford Heisler Sharp LLP on behalf of three current Morrison & Foerster female employees and its California offices. The plaintiffs allege that at Morrison & Foerster, there’s a […]

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Associates Suing MoFo Ask For Pseudonyms

May 4th, 2018

Stephanie Russell-Kraft Morrison & Foerster was hit May 3 with a proposed class action by three associates who allege they were discriminated against after taking maternity leave. What makes the case unusual is that the associates are hoping to sue anonymously. The women, all based in California, allege they were held back a year and […]

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MoFo ‘Between Disappointed and Angry’ Over ‘Mommy Track’ Lawsuit

May 4th, 2018

“It’s just not who we are,” Morrison & Foerster chair Larren Nashelsky said of a lawsuit claiming it holds back pregnant women and mothers. By Gina Passarella Cipriani Like other law firms accused of bias in recent years, Morrison & Foerster has so far declined to comment on a gender discrimination suit filed against it […]

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