The assassination of Ellen Pao’s character by the venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins
To get a sense of how mercilessly Ellen Pao’s testimony was excoriated this week, first you have to envision Lynne Hermle, the lead attorney representing Kleiner Perkins: picture Laura Linney from Primal Fear, but dripping with Paula Deen’s Southern charm. (Hermle is actually from the Bay Area, but there’s something unhurried and showy about her shtick.) As an employment lawyer for Orrick, she’s defeated discrimination and sexual harassment claims against clients like IBM and AMD. Hermle is known around town for making her opponents throw up.
Pao, now the interim CEO of Reddit, is suing Kleiner, a well-known Silicon Valley venture capital firm, for gender discrimination. Pao claims she faced retaliation after a Kleiner partner named Ajit…
Source:: The Verge