Bloomberg Law
Sept. 21, 2020, 5:38 PM

Jones Day Says Couple’s Sex Bias Suit Meant to ‘Grab Headlines’

Patrick Dorrian
Patrick Dorrian

A female lawyer suing Jones Day for alleged sex discrimination raised her pay bias claim in bad faith and her husband’s family-leave-bias claims “are equally meritless,” the firm says in a new filing in a District of Columbia federal court.

The August 2019 lawsuit was commenced “with the stated intention of trying this case in the court of public opinion,” Jones Day says in the suit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

Julia Sheketoff and Mark Savignac contacted the media and launched a public relations campaign, “complete with photo shoots,” before even suing and their complaint ...

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