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After Kirkland, Sidley Arbitration Flip, Group Eyes DLA Piper

Law360, Boston (November 28, 2018, 12:06 PM EST) -- After pressuring Kirkland & Ellis LLP and Sidley Austin LLP to reverse arbitration policies covering employment disputes, a group of Harvard law students on Wednesday urged peers to "dump" DLA Piper until the firm promises to stop using so-called coercive contracts.

The Pipeline Parity Project, an organization started earlier this year by several Harvard Law School students, took to social media Wednesday morning to encourage other legal industry hopefuls to #DumpDLA over the company’s alleged use of mandatory arbitration agreements as a condition of employment. The new campaign comes a week after a pre-Thanksgiving Kirkland & Ellis memo to all staff...

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