Lieff Cabraser attorneys Kelly M. Dermody, Anne B. Shaver, and Rachel Geman will be presenting at the American Bar Association (ABA) National Conference on Equal Employment Opportunity Law from March 30-April 2, 2016 at the J.W. Marriott in Austin, Texas. The event will focus on trial practice issues and current legal and policy developments relating to equal employment opportunity and workplace claims. Featured panelists will provide different points of view from the sides of plaintiffs, management, union, the judiciary, and government counsel.
At the conference, Ms. Geman will be facilitating the March 31 “Government Plenary” panel, which will include top officials from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commissions, U.S. Department of Labor, and U.S. Department of Justice. Panelists will discuss issues about government litigation, recent court decisions, strategic plans and task forces, and EEOC/DOL guidance and Executive Orders.
Ms. Shaver will be moderating a panel titled “Post-Dukes, Are Disparate Impact Claims the Next Wave of EEO Class Actions?” on Friday, April 1. This panel will address the latest trends in EEO class litigation, including the growing number of disparate impact cases, such as suits that focus on the use of applicant background checks, performance reviews in determining pay or promotions, and the use of a previous salary to determine an employee’s wages.
Ms. Dermody will be moderating an April 1 panel titled “EEOC Regional Attorney Panel: EEOC Litigation and Enforcement Activities,” which will cover systemic investigations with the EEOC, the role of the plaintiffs’ bar in litigation initiated by the EEOC, the nature of involvement of EEOC attorneys, recent subpoena and enforcement actions, the impact of the Strategic Enforcement Plan on litigation, and the 706 vs. 707 conundrum.
About Kelly Dermody
The Chair of Lieff Cabraser’s employment practice group and Managing Partner of Lieff Cabraser’s San Francisco office, Ms. Dermody supervises many of the most significant and challenging employment lawsuits in our nation today, including cases challenging gender and race discrimination by top Wall Street, Silicon Valley, and Fortune 100 firms; wage suppression claims against technology, healthcare, and academic institutions; overtime and lost pay lawsuits for low-wage workers, I/T professionals, and foreign nationals working for American corporations; and ERISA claims that she has tried on behalf of employees and retirees for pension plan abuses.
About Rachel Geman
Ms. Geman is a partner in our New York office with a practice dedicated to employment law, consumer protection, and to recovering money for the government lost to fraud through False Claims Act litigation under whistleblower law. On behalf of her clients, Ms. Geman has filed qui tam suits in multiple courts, involving numerous industries that are under investigation, and is presently involved in active litigation involving off-label and kickback claims in the pharmaceutical industry. Her current class action cases involve employment discrimination, consumer civil rights, and consumer protection.
About Anne Shaver
Ms. Shaver is a partner in our San Francisco office whose practice focuses on employment law cases. A 2007 graduate of University of California, Berkeley, School of Law (Berkeley Law), she was a student director of the Workers’ Rights Clinic of Centro Legal de la Raza in Oakland, and a volunteer at the Legal Aid Society – Employment Law Center. She is active in wage and hour, employment discrimination, and antitrust cases.