Bloomberg Law
Aug. 24, 2020, 7:49 PM

Jones Day Women Seek to Block Early Win on Unequal Pay Claims

Porter Wells
Porter Wells

Jones Day has “jumped the gun” in seeking a quick win on claims that it systemically underpays its female associates based on an incomplete record and an argument that each of the firm’s offices must be analyzed separately, according to female attorney plaintiffs’ recent filing in federal court.

The law firm touts itself as “One Firm Worldwide” and has publicly stated that its 18 U.S. offices operate under the same value systems, according to a Aug. 21 filing at the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia that opposes summary judgment on the plaintiffs’ Equal Pay Act claim.

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