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Pao Wow

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The latest news in the Silicon Valley legal soap opera around Ellen Pao appeared late yesterday: the Superior Court ordered Ellen Pao to cough up $276,000 to pay Kleiner Perkins for part of their legal fees spent defending themselves against her sex bias lawsuit. As you’ll recall: (a) she sued them (b) they offered her a million bucks to settle; she said no (c) she lost the suit in a very public fashion (d) they sent her a million dollar invoice and offered to waive it if she didn’t file an appeal (e) she appealed anyway (f) she lost the legal fees ruling.


Of course, the Pao legal team is declaring this a victory, since Kleiner wanted about four times this amount, but in my opinion, it would seem that Pao’s strategy during this entire case has worked against her.