The Inbox - May 25, 2012

| Andrew P. Torrez

This week in suits by suits (and jerseys):

  • Ellen Pao, a partner in the Silicon Valley venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers has filed a lawsuit alleging sexual discrimination and retaliation.  Pao alleges that she was pressured to have sex with one partner and propositioned by another.  According to Pao, when she reported her complaints to the firm's senior partnership, they retaliated by giving her a smaller share of firm profits, removing her from the board of a startup, and tried to banish her to their China office.