Lieff Cabraser partner Lin Y. Chan will be moderating a panel at the Berkeley Journal of Employment and Labor Law (BJELL) 2016 Symposium: Workers in the New Tech Economy on February 26, 2016 at St. John’s Presbyterian Church. The symposium will focus on whether today’s tech centered economy exploits workers, requires new organizing tactics, discriminates, disrupts worker protections, and provides flexibility and autonomy.
The panel Ms. Chan will be moderating is titled “Race and Gender Discrimination” and features distinguished speakers in the field, including Zassmin Montes de Oca (Chief Maker at Women Who Code), Erica Joy Baker (Slack Technologies), and Nicole Sanchez (VP of Social Impact at Github). This program will focus on the issues of workplace diversity and acts of employee discrimination, particularly for women and people of color.
Other panel topics at the symposium include: “The Devolution of Work,” “Organizing Workers,” “The Hidden Low Wage Workers,” and “Immigrant Workers in the Tech Economy.”
About Lin Chan
A partner in Lieff Cabraser’s San Francisco office, Ms. Chan has represented plaintiffs in employment, whistleblower law, and antitrust cases. Her successes include representing direct purchasers of titanium dioxide against the titanium dioxide manufacturers for conspiring to fix prices. She worked extensively on the case’s trial preparation, including drafting and arguing motions in limine. In 2013, the case settled before trial for $163 million.