VC Firm Recruits Orrick Ace To Fight Sex Bias Suit

Law360, New York (March 14, 2013, 2:24 PM EDT) -- Venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers LLC, sued last year by a former partner for sex discrimination, will have the head of Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP's appellate litigation practice argue in a California appeals court that the case belongs in arbitration, according to documents filed earlier this month.

The First Appellate District granted Kleiner's request on March 8 to have E. Joshua Rosenkranz argue for the firm in a high-profile case brought by former junior partner Ellen Pao. Rosenkranz helped Facebook Inc. and...
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