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Of all the fair law firms in the land, how did Mark Savignac and Julia Sheketoff pick Jones Day to launch their careers? That question must be bugging the hell out of them at the moment.

Not long ago, they were trophy recruits for the firm (Savignac and Sheketoff are both former clerks of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer), trotted out like prized stallions. But now, they are embroiled in a bitter lawsuit against their former firm in which they claim that Jones Day’s parental leave policy discriminates based on gender and that Savignac was fired in retaliation for complaining about the policy.

Vivia Chen.It’s easy to say they were a mismatch with the firm now, but I can’t help asking this question: How did Jones Day’s Supreme Court and appellate practice group win them over, when they could have gone to any firm that their heart desired?

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Vivia Chen

Vivia Chen is a senior columnist at The American Lawyer and the creator of The Careerist blog.

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