Ellen Pao is ready for round two.
Pao, who lost her historic gender-discrimination lawsuit against venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, has filed documents with the Superior Court of California indicating she intends to appeal the verdict. Pao will now have 40 days to file a briefing that outlines her grounds for appeal.
In March, a jury ruled against her on all four counts, finding her gender was not a substantial motivating factor for the firm’s decision not to promote her to senior partner. The high-profile trial put a spotlight on the secretive world of venture capital and revealed the inner workings at Kleiner Perkins and its male-dominated culture.
Kleiner Perkins has been trying to move past the whole ordeal. In April, the firm sought to recuperate from Pao close to a million dollars in legal costs (a sum that doesn’t include attorney fees), but offered to waive them if she agreed not to appeal. A Kleiner Perkins representative said the offer is still on the table until Pao files her briefing.
“A 12-member jury found decisively in favor of KPCB on all four claims,” the firm said in a statement. “We remain committed to gender diversity in the workplace and believe that women in technology would be best served by focusing on this issue outside of continued litigation.”
Pao did not immediately respond to a request for comment.