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Benchmark Litigation Names Elizabeth Cabraser and Kelly Dermody ‘Top 250 Women in Litigation’ for 2017

Benchmark Litigation Names Elizabeth Cabraser and Kelly Dermody “Top 250 Women in Litigation” for 2017

Benchmark Litigation has named Lieff Cabraser partners Elizabeth J. Cabraser and Kelly M. Dermody to its Top 250 Women in Litigation 2017 listing. Benchmark Litigation, touted as “the definitive guide to America’s leading litigation firms and attorneys,” covers the United States, Canada and Mexico – now in its tenth year of publication. At the same time, Ms. Cabraser was also named by the publication as a Top 10 Female Litigator for 2017.

The publication highlights Ms. Cabraser as “a legal superstar” with nearly four decades of complex civil litigation expertise, noting her role as sole Lead Counsel and Chair of the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee in the historic Volkswagen diesel emissions litigation as well as her work in the consumer class action charging numerous electronic manufacturers with the price-fixing of lithium-ion rechargeable batteries, along with other notable cases.

Ms. Dermody was named for her work on employment discrimination class actions and consumer fraud cases. She currently supervises many of the most significant and challenging employment class action lawsuits in our nation today, including complaints brought by female and minority professionals alleging gender and race discrimination by top defense industry contractors and Wall Street and Silicon Valley firms.

Congratulations to both Elizabeth and Kelly on this prestigious recognition!

About Elizabeth Cabraser

A name partner and co-founder of Lieff Cabraser, Ms. Cabraser chairs the firm’s personal injury and environmental litigation practice groups. One of the nation’s leading class action litigators and possessing unparalleled expertise in complex civil litigation, she has served as court-appointed lead, co-lead, or class counsel in scores of federal multi-district and state coordinated proceedings. Today, she serves in court-appointed leadership positions in several of the nation’s highest profile civil cases, including a solo leadership role in the VW “Clean Diesel” Emissions case, as well as lead positions in the GM ignition switch defect and Takata defective airbag cases.

About Kelly Dermody

The Chair of Lieff Cabraser’s employment practice group and Managing Partner of Lieff Cabraser’s San Francisco office, Kelly Dermody specializes in class and collective actions on behalf of plaintiffs in employment and consumer cases, including gender discrimination cases against Sandia National Labs and Goldman Sachs. Her additional case work includes 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.