Jones Day Women Say Top-Down Pay Policy Backs Collective

Law360 (July 21, 2020, 6:16 PM EDT) -- The former Jones Day lawyers suing the legal powerhouse alleging that it underpaid female associates said the firm's top-down, centralized system for deciding junior attorney salaries backs up their push to make their suit a collective action.

In a filing lodged in D.C. federal court Monday, the accusers said all compensation decisions are ultimately made by just three Jones Day higher-ups, including managing partner Stephen J. Brogan, demonstrating that female associates were underpaid as part of a firmwide practice.

"Because Jones Day's evidence demonstrates that firm leaders determine compensation for all associates within a centralized, common process, and because Plaintiffs have...

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