Pao’s Defeat To Chill Sex Bias Claims In Tech Industry, Law360 ft. Katherine Catlos

Posted Mar 30, 2015

Katherine Catlos, managing partner of KDV’s San Francisco office, has been quoted in an article published by Law360 on March 30, 2015. In the article Katherine discusses the implications following the jury decision in the $100 million gender discrimination suit against Silicon Valley venture capital firm, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers LLC.

“Hermle showed how hard it is to become a venture capitalist and be in that group of people who are partners at the firm,” Catlos said. “For venture capitalist companies, there may be a hesitation [by plaintiffs] to pursue claims given the Kleiner Perkins’ win.” Because technology companies aren’t run by a partnership, they are likely to continue to be litigation targets as long as there are fewer women in management roles, according to Catlos.

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