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Munger Tolles Arbitration Dust-Up May Spark BigLaw Changes

Law360 (March 26, 2018, 10:08 PM EDT) -- Munger Tolles & Olson LLP’s decision to release its associates from forced arbitration clauses after a weekend Twitter dust-up has already inspired at least one other BigLaw firm to do the same, and in the era of #MeToo, experts say more firms probably aren’t far behind.

Within 48 hours of a leaked tip that Munger Tolles was forcing summer associates to sign forced arbitration agreements that could cover sex harassment claims, the firm issued a mea culpa and backtracked. On Monday, Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP — which had previously told Law360 it was reviewing its sexual harassment policies — announced...

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