BUSY - Big Law has a big problem, and it’s called Sanford Heisler Sharp. The $200 million gender discrimination suit filed against Jones Day by associates on Wednesday marks the latest in a string of similar suits for the 50-lawyer firm, which has also targeted Morrison & Foerster, Proskauer Rose and Ogletree Deakins, among others. The firm, which has six offices including in New York, D.C. and San Francisco, also filed a separate gender bias suit against Jones Day last year on behalf of former partner Wendy Moore.
IN-HOUSE BOOST - A rush of public offerings is expected to heat up the San Francisco Bay Area’s demand for in-house counsel. Caroline Spiezio reports that with Lyft’s already-launched IPO, and with Uber, Slack, Pinterest and Airbnb hot on the ride-hailing company’s heels, recruiters are anticipating the need for in-house counsel in the region to grow.
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