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2/17/2015 — San Francisco, CA, U.S.A — Ellen Pao (center), talks with attorneys Therese Lawless (L) and Alan Exelrod (R) at the San Francisco Civic Center Courthouse following an appearance in San Francisco, CA on Tuesday, February 17, 2015.
Pao, a former venture capitalist at Kleiner Perkins Caulfield & Byer is suing the firm for sexual discrimination. The trial is set to open on Feb. 17 at 9:30 am. — Photo by Martin E. Klimek, USA TODAY contract photographer