Lawyers Pull Out Stops in Pao Trial Closing Arguments


Attorneys on Wednesday advanced their closing arguments in the $16 million sex discrimination suit brought by Ellen Pao against her former employer, Silicon Valley venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. Final arguments in the trial, which has been ongoing in the Superior Court in San Francisco for about a month, began Tuesday with Pao’s attorney, Alan Exelrod, laying out his client’s case to a jury of six men and six women. Exelrod argued that Pao’s firing from KPCB in 2012 was rooted in gender bias.

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