Case: MoFo

MoFo Answers Pregnancy Bias Suit, Touts Support of Women, Moms

June 5th, 2019

Patrick Dorrian – Bloomberg Law Cites top marks from Working Mother magazine, others Says women accusing firm of pregnancy bias lack claims Morrison & Foerster LLP is an “industry leader” when it comes to supporting and promoting women and working parents and it didn’t discriminate against seven female attorneys who said they were mistreated after […]

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MoFo Says Female Attys Alleging Bias Were Treated Fairly

June 5th, 2019

By Aebra Coe Law360 (June 5, 2019, 5:15 PM EDT) — Morrison & Foerster LLP provided detailed stories to a California federal court Tuesday of times it says female attorneys suing the law firm for sex discrimination fell short of expectations, and thus were rightly held back from advancing, passed by for a bonus or […]

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Sex Bias Accuser Says MoFo Sabotaged Her Job Hunt

May 22nd, 2019

By Braden Campbell Law360 (May 22, 2019, 3:48 PM EDT) — One of seven lawyers behind a proposed class action accusing Morrison & Foerster LLP of sex discrimination says the firm sabotaged her job prospects at three BigLaw firms after firing her for getting pregnant. Jane Doe 4 alleges Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP, Goodwin […]

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Former MoFo Associates Expand on Alleged Bias Claims Against Firm

May 22nd, 2019

Porter Wells – Bloomberg Law Class action alleges law firm shows disdain towards expecting mothers Two Jane Does provide more information to try and save claims Two former Morrison & Foerster attorneys, in order to save their bias claims against the law firm from dismissal, have provided additional detail to a federal judge about their […]

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MoFo Gets Claims Trimmed In Pregnancy Bias Suit

May 2nd, 2019

By Emma Cueto Law360 (May 2, 2019, 6:54 PM EDT) — A California federal judge has trimmed claims from some of the female attorneys accusing Morrison & Foerster LLP of gender and pregnancy-based discrimination as either too late or unsupported, although the women will have a chance to fix those shortcomings. U.S. Magistrate Judge Jacqueline […]

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Morrison & Foerster Trims Some Female Attorneys’ Claims, For Now

May 2nd, 2019

Patrick Dorrian – Bloomberg Law D.C.-based associate didn’t provide excuse for late filing California lawyer alleged ‘economic duress’ but not ‘undue influence’ Two women among a group of female associates accusing Morrison & Foerster LLP of pregnancy discrimination must replead some or all of their claims, a federal judge ruled. Jane Doe 5 was too […]

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When a Critical Spotlight Shines on Firms, Keeping Quiet Doesn’t Help

April 30th, 2019

Law firms face a delicate balancing act in responding to internal crises that draw public attention. By Dan Packel There’s an emerging consensus among public relations experts when dealing with rough news: “No comment” doesn’t cut it. “Companies and individuals need to articulate the positions that they have, especially when they’re being criticized or are […]

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Law Firm Bias Cases Hinge on Meaning of Partner

April 26th, 2019

Kerrie Campbell joined Chadbourne & Parke as a partner in Washington in 2014, and two years later a question emerged in her gender discrimination lawsuit against the firm: Did her role as a partner mean she was an employee or an owner at the firm? The distinction is critical because only employees, not owners, have […]

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Federal judge rejects BigLaw firm’s sanctions request in gender bias suit

April 19th, 2019

BY DEBRA CASSENS WEISS A federal judge in San Francisco has denied Morrison & Foerster’s request for sanctions in a suit claiming “mommy track” gender bias by the law firm. U.S. Magistrate Judge Jacqueline Scott Corley of San Francisco rejected the motion during arguments Thursday, the Recorder reports. Morrison & Foerster had claimed that the […]

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MoFo’s Attempt To Play Hard Ball With Gender Discrimination Plaintiff Fails

April 19th, 2019

The judge acted quickly on this motion. By KATHRYN RUBINO Even if you haven’t been obsessing over the recent spate of gender discrimination lawsuits filed against Biglaw firms like I have, you’ve probably still heard about the $100 million gender discrimination case against Morrison & Foerster. At this point, seven plaintiffs have come forward alleging […]

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