Lieff Cabraser attorney Kelly M. Dermody spoke as a distinguished panelist at the 29th Annual Lavender Law Conference & Career Fair from August 2-4, 2017 in San Francisco. Ms. Dermody was featured on August 2nd at the panel on “Post-Election Solidarity: Lawyering and Building Alliances Across Race, Gender, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, Immigration Status and Practice Areas.”
Panelists discussed cross-movement solidarity and lawyering in building transformative change across the country. Topics included the challenges and opportunities involved in building strong alliances across identities and boundaries, legal strategies for tackling issues facing LGBTQ communities, techniques for sustaining cross-movement and cross-issue lawyering, and how nonprofit organization, community groups and corporate law firms can come together to maximize their resources in collaboration regarding outreach to support LGBTQ communities in this complex social climate.
About Lavender Law
Lavender Law features concurrent workshops, general attendance sessions and specialty programming designed for family law practitioners, transgender advocates, corporate counsel and those interested in pursuing a career as a member of the judiciary. Learn more at www.lgbtbar.org.
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 Google, Microsoft, 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.