Jones Day Rips 'Warped Portrayal Of Women' In Bias Case

Law360 (July 29, 2019, 6:53 PM EDT) -- Female attorneys accusing Jones Day of gender discrimination are leaning on "stereotypical tropes" to support their claims while overlooking deficiencies in their performance and their own choices to leave the firm, Jones Day told a federal court.

In a 115-page answer to a hybrid class and collective action by a group of former associates alleging that Jones Day mistreats women, especially mothers, the BigLaw powerhouse said its "strong track record" of female advancement belies the women's claims that gender bias played a role in their failure to move up the firm's ladder.

The firm's answer, filed Friday, also took issue with the...

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