Instead of leveling accusations in a lawsuit, DLA Piper partner Vanina Guerrero this week used an open letter to detail her sexual assault allegations against the co-head of the firm’s Silicon Valley office.

In the letter, she asked the firm’s leaders to voluntarily release her from a mandatory arbitration provision, asserting that no lawyer “should be forced to litigate claims involving sexual assault and battery or sexual harassment by male lawyers in secret.”

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