A Short History Of BigLaw Gender Bias Suits

By Natalie Rodriguez (April 5, 2019, 9:19 PM EDT) -- When a group of former Jones Day associates slammed the law firm with a $200 million gender bias lawsuit on Wednesday, they joined a small but growing community of female attorneys calling out alleged inequities in BigLaw.

While sexual harassment and gender-based pay discrimination suits have long been around, the cases have picked up steam — in numbers, higher-profile targets and higher-ranking plaintiffs — over the last few years. Several of the plaintiffs are represented by David Sanford and attorneys at his firm, Sanford Heisler Sharp LLP.

Many of the defendant law firms lack transparency, Sanford said. But few circumstances are...

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