Silicon Valley’s Kleiner Perkins Wins Gender Discrimination Lawsuit

In a shockingly short deliberation for such a highly-visible gender discrimination lawsuit, a San Francisco jury of six women and six men ruled against former junior partner Ellen Pao on Friday on the three most important claims brought against the prestigious Silicon Valley venture capital firm of Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield and Byers.

John Doerr (Matt Rourke / Associated Press)

Silicon Valley: Ground Zero for Diversity Lawsuits after Ellen Pao

The five-week-long and very salacious trail against Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers for alleged sexual discrimination against Ellen Pao went to the jury Wednesday. The former junior partner is demanding $16 million for sexual discrimination and up to $144 million for punitive damages. Her suit has paved the way for a coming tsunami of diversity litigation across Silicon Valley.

Jesse Jackson