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Amazon Studios Attorney Joins Jones Day Sex Bias Lawsuit

June 21, 2019, 1:22 PM

Another female former associate of Jones Day has requested to be part of a gender discrimination lawsuit against the legal giant.

Katrina Henderson, who currently works as counsel for Amazon Studios, according to her LinkedIn profile, formally requested June 20 to become a part of the suit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

Henderson is the second non-named plaintiff to opt-in to the gender discrimination lawsuit against the law firm. Earlier this month, Jessica Wilkes, now a product counsel at Facebook, made a similar request.

The collective action claims Jones Day engages in systemic discrimination against female associates, including in pay, promotions, and when they become pregnant. The lawsuit was filed in early April by six former Jones Day associates, including attorneys Nilab Rahyar Tolton and Andrea Mazingo as well as four other unnamed plaintiffs. Jones Day has said the claims of pay discrimination are “without merit.”

Henderson worked at Jones Day from October 2013 to July 2016, according to her LinkedIn profile. In August 2016, she started as counsel for Pixar Animation Studios until June 2019, when she joined Amazon Studios.

Henderson designated Sanford Heisler Sharp LLP to represent her.

The case is Tolton v. Jones Day, D.D.C., No. 19-cv-00945-RDM, opt-in filed 6/20/19.

To contact the reporter on this story: Bernie Pazanowski in Washington at bpazanowski@bloomberglaw.com

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Carmen Castro-Pagan at ccastro-pagan@bloomberglaw.com and Jo-el J. Meyer at jmeyer@bloomberglaw.com