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John Doerr’s Reputation Marred Even as Kleiner Wins Bias Case

Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers succeeded in rebuffing claims of gender discrimination by former partner Ellen Pao, yet the victory came at a cost to the reputation of managing partner John Doerr.

During the San Francisco trial, he went from being portrayed as Pao’s biggest backer to a venture capitalist who favored male talent.