Stephanie Russell-Kraft wrote for Bloomberg Law:
“We’re very glad to see Kirkland take this step,” Molly Coleman, one of the student organizers, told Bloomberg Law. “They’ve recognized that if a policy isn’t good enough to subject attorneys to, it is not morally defensible to subject non-attorney staff members to the same policy.”
In multiple conversations with Bloomberg Law, Coleman and others have made it clear that their goal is to eliminate mandatory arbitration in all employment contracts, not just for attorneys and not just at law firms.
“We hope that lawyers at Kirkland, Sidley, and others will consider their moral responsibility to not enforce these types of coercive contracts on behalf of their clients as well,” Coleman added.