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Earlier this month it was revealed that six women are in the process of suing Jones Day over accusations of alleged gender discrimination (to catch up see here and here). The timing of the lawsuits coincides with the end of a yearlong research partnership between the American Bar Association and ALM Intelligence which looked into the experience of women working inside Big Law. Depressingly, the findings from the research project and the details of the lawsuits have much in common.

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Erin Hichman

Erin is a senior analyst with ALM Legal Intelligence. Her experience includes covering legal technology and trends, mental health, diversity, and speaking at industry events. She has extensive experience researching IT, technology and related services. Prior to joining the Legal Intelligence team, Erin was a senior analyst with ALM Consulting Intelligence, where she led IT Consulting research, covering topics such as cybersecurity, cloud and analytics. In addition, Erin has experience as an analyst with Technology Business Research, covering IT and consulting firms; and with Deloitte as a consultant focusing on IT process improvement and business analysis projects to increase efficiency. Erin holds both a BS in Industrial Engineering and MS in Industrial Engineering with a concentration in Integrated Technology Management from Cal Poly, SLO.

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