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Gurbaksh Chahal sued in gender-discrimination case. Gravity4 CEO was involved in domestic violence case in 2014 as CEO of RadiumOne. 
Gurbaksh Chahal, the former RadiumOne founder who was fired a year ago after pleading guilty to misdemeanor charges in a domestic violence case, is being sued for gender discrimination.
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In her first interview since the trial, Ellen Pao says sexism issues her case against Kleiner Perkins brought up won't "go away."@WSJ  
Ellen Pao became a point person at the center of the gender debate after suing Kleiner Perkins for sexual discrimination. Although she lost the trial, she says in an interview that the conversation about women in Silicon Valley must continue.
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Pao-Kleiner juror says he "made a mistake" with verdict vote mishap. 
The juror who threw a much-watched Silicon Valley courtroom drama into chaos on Friday by changing his vote during the verdict says he simply “made a mistake."
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Awaiting a verdict in the Ellen Pao-Kleiner Perkins trial 
Jurors in the Pao vs. Kleiner Perkins courtroom drama captivating Silicon Valley have zeroed in on the words of a senior partner at the storied venture-capital firm that could prove central to the verdict: that junior partner Ellen Pao lacked the “genetic makeup” to be promoted to investor.
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Closing arguments in Pao-Kleiner sexism trial.
The six men and six women of the Pao-Kleiner trial jury on Tuesday have a lot to think about before they begin deliberating. We sum up the defining moments of the case.
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Kleiner Perkins stresses its promotion of women in Ellen Pao trial testimony. 
Responding to charges of sexism and alleged misbehavior by its male partners, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers stressed its leadership in promoting women in venture capital.
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Read Ellen Pao's 1st interview since her high-profile sexism trial in this Q&A, free to all readers.
Ellen Pao sat down with The Wall Street Journal in her first interview since she lost her legal battle against venture-capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers.
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39 tech leaders speak out against anti-gay discrimination.
The tech industry intensified its campaign against state laws that some believe would allow discrimination against gays and others with a statement signed by 39 executives.
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Inside the weirdest moment of the Pao-Kleiner trial
The sex-discrimination case between Ellen Pao and her former employer, Kleiner Perkins, took several emotional turns in court but perhaps none more dramatic than during the verdict.
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Passionate closing arguments wrap up Ellen Pao trial
The two lawyers in the Pao-Kleiner trial went head-to-head in front of a packed gallery of 200 people, summing up a gender discrimination case that for the past four weeks has riveted Silicon Valley.
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Ellen Pao can pursue punitive damages against Kleiner Perkins in Silicon Valley sexism case, judge rules. 
Judge Harold Kahn has denied a motion by Kleiner Perkins to rule out punitive damages for Ellen Pao in her gender discrimination case against the venture-capital firm.
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Kleiner partner disputes making romantic gestures to Ellen Pao. 
A top partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers disputed Ellen Pao’s account that he helped create a sexist atmosphere at the firm by giving her an erotic book and inviting her out to dinner.
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  • Wall Street Journal
    reporter, 2013 - present
    Covering social media and technology in Silicon Valley
  • San Francisco Chronicle
    social media lead, 2012 - 2013
  • Storify
    marketing director, 2011 - 2012
  • Lowe's Home Improvement
    social media manager, 2009 - 2011
  • Stanford University
    Knight fellow in social media, 2008 - 2009
  • The Charlotte Observer
    columnist, 2000 - 2008
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Charlotte - Palo Alto - Griesheim, Germany - Miami - Nashville - Santa Rosa - Cleveland
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Wall Street Journal reporter in Silicon Valley. Studied social media at Stanford. Met Johnny Cash.
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Jeff Elder is an investigative reporter covering social media and technology in Silicon Valley. Before joining The Wall Street Journal, he worked for The San Francisco Chronicle, Cleveland Plain Dealer, Charlotte Observer and other news organizations. He was news editor at The European Stars & Stripes during the Balkan Wars of the 1990s. He was awarded a Knight Fellowship to Stanford University in 2008-2009 to study social media. He later worked for Storify, the social news startup. He can be reached at jeff.elder@wsj.com.
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I've met a president, two Nobel Prize winners, Johnny Cash, and Michael Jordan.
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  • Stanford University
    social media, 2008 - 2009
  • San José State University
    journalism, 1985 - 1990
  • Palo Alto High School
    1977 - 1981
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