Trials & Litigation

Legal Secretary's Discrimination Suit Against Jones Day Is Dismissed


A discrimination suit filed against Jones Day by a former secretary at the law firm’s office in Los Angeles has been dismissed.

Above the Law provides links to the June 6, 2011, bench ruling (PDF) by Superior Court Judge Mary Ann Murphy dismissing five of the 13 counts pleaded by Jaki Nelson and the July 11, 2011, order (PDF) summarily dismissing the remaining counts.

“We’re just truly gratified that we could put this matter behind us and we wish everyone the best going forward,” partner Kevyn Orr of Jones Day tells the ABA Journal.

In a statement provided to ATL, the firm says that “Jones Day remains committed to providing a fair and equitable workplace for all of its employees free of discrimination and bias in any form. We likewise remain committed to providing the highest level of professional representation to our clients consistent with the high standards we have set for ourselves and the success we have been fortunate enough to enjoy throughout the past one hundred and eighteen years.”

A message left by the ABA Journal with lawyer Johnny Griggs, who represented Nelson in the case, did not receive an immediate response.

Earlier coverage:

ABAJournal.com: “Ex-Jones Day Secretary Sues, Claims Layoffs Targeted Minorities, Troublemakers”

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