Former Jones Day associates Mark Savignac and Julia Sheketoff have asked a Washington, D.C., federal judge to restrict leaders at the firm from viewing discovery materials in their suit alleging that the firm’s parental leave policy discriminates against fathers, arguing the restriction is necessary to protect other employees at the firm.

The married couple, both former U.S. Supreme Court clerks, sued Jones Day in August 2019, claiming that Savignac was unceremoniously fired that January after the pair sent an email to leadership calling out the policy. The parties are currently squabbling over discovery issues after U.S. District Judge Randolph Moss of the District of Columbia ruled last September that the suit could advance.

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