Bloomberg Law
Oct. 13, 2020, 7:38 PM

MoFo Seeks Pretrial Exit From Attorneys’ Pregnancy Bias Lawsuit

Patrick Dorrian
Patrick Dorrian

The Morrison & Foerster LLP careers of two female lawyers stalled because of their own choices and under-performance, and they lack evidence that the real reason was pregnancy or other sex bias, the firm told a federal court in San Francisco.

Joshua Ashley Klayman and Sherry William are the only two remaining plaintiffs from a group of female attorneys who sued MoFo in April 2018 alleging systemic bias, including based on pregnancy and caregiver status.

Klayman chose to ignore the advice of her MoFo mentor and others to focus on bread-and-butter finance work, which was her strength, the firm said ...

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