Kleiner Perkins Brings on Prominent Lawyer to Defend Against Gender Discrimination Claims

Silicon Valley venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, which was sued last year by former Partner Ellen Pao for gender discrimination and retaliation, has added a high-powered attorney to its defense team as it prepares to argue its case in the First District Court of Appeal, VentureWire has learned from court filings.

Joshua Rosenkranz, the partner at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe who represented Facebook in its battle with the Winklevoss twins over their ownership stake and is currently representing Apple in its dispute with Google over the iPhone and iPad touchscreen patents, is now also helping to defend Kleiner, according to court documents.

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