National civil rights organization Equal Rights Advocates (“ERA”) has recognized Lieff Cabraser partner Kelly M. Dermody as a 2017 Gender Justice Honoree. The award will be presented at ERA’s annual gala luncheon on June 14, 2017 at the San Francisco Hilton Union Square.
ERA observed that Dermody is renowned for her “decades-long commitment to civil rights and role as a post-election galvanizer of the progressive legal community to support vulnerable communities.” The organization noted that the award is given each year to civil rights champions who have contributed to the movement for gender equality.
ERA further highlighted Dermody’s active involvement in “groundbreaking class and collective cases on behalf of workers and consumers” within the employment law practice group. According to the organization, “She has been an inspirational leader in law for over two decades, over which time she has earned tremendous respect and credibility in the legal community. But her incredible dedication to social justice also transcends the courtroom.” ERA referred to Dermody’s work with various nonprofit groups, including spearheading the high-impact, post-election Good Ally Conference earlier this year.
“ERA has always been a fierce champion for women and girls, and understands the critical need for an intersectional, inclusive justice movement,” stated Dermody. “I am honored to support and work with ERA in its fight for dignity and equity for all.”
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 Dermody
The Chair of Lieff Cabraser’s employment practice group and Managing Partner of Lieff Cabraser’s San Francisco office, Kelly Dermody supervises many of the most significant and challenging employment lawsuits in our nation today, including the recently-filed gender discrimination case against Sandia National Labs and other 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.