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Female Roles as First Chairs at Trial

Kelly Dermody Discusses Female Roles as First Chairs at Trial

Lieff Cabraser attorney Kelly M. Dermody will be featured as a distinguished panelist at the Equal Rights Advocates program titled “First Chairs at Trial: More Women Need Seats at the Table” on April 7, 2016 in San Francisco, California. The panel will be speaking on the participation and role of female lawyers as lead counsel and trial counsel in litigation. In litigation, few women take the lead in the courtroom – this program discusses why this is the case and what can be done to advance the leadership roles of female attorneys at trial.

About Equal Rights Advocates

Equal Rights Advocates (ERA) is a national civil rights organization whose mission is to protect and expand both the economic and educational access and opportunities for women and girls through public education, legislative advocacy, and litigation. Founded in 1974, ERA ensures equality in educational experience for women in minimum wage jobs, women of color, immigrant women, and other women and girls who face unfair practices in schools and the workforce. The organization also combats sex discrimination in the workforce and advocates for workplaces hospitable to working families.

About Kelly M. 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.