'Mommy Track Is A Dead End' at Morrison & Foerster, Associates Allege in $100M Suit

"Three associates at Morrison & Foerster have filed a would-be $100 million class-action suit that claims the firm maintains a 'family-friendly façade' even as it discriminates against lawyer moms.

The lawyers filed the suit Monday in San Francisco federal court, report Law360, the American Lawyer and a press release.

The suit says female lawyers who return from maternity leave are not promoted with the rest of their associate class, resulting in lower pay. In addition, the suit says, the firm creates unrealistic work expectations for lawyer moms while giving them insufficient work and opportunities to meet those expectations."


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