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Lieff Cabraser Attorneys Featured at 11th Annual Labor and Employment Law Conference

Lieff Cabraser Attorneys Featured at 11th Annual Labor and Employment Law Conference

Lieff Cabraser attorneys Kelly M. Dermody and Anne B. Shaver will be featured at the American Bar Association’s 11th Annual Labor and Employment Law Conference running from November 8-11, 2017 in Washington DC. On Thursday, November 9th, Ms. Dermody will be co-moderating a panel titled “Meet the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission: An Insider’s Perspective,” while on Friday November 9th Ms. Shaver will participate in the panel discussion “Intersectionality and Discrimination Claims Involving Multiple Categories.”

The Thursday panel Ms. Dermody will be co-moderating will give attendees an insider scoop on recent Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) developments, in addition to answering questions on topical issues about government litigation, significant court and administrative decisions involving the EEOC, strategic plans and task forces, and recent and anticipated EEOC guidance.

Ms. Shaver’s Friday panel covers the idea of “Intersectionality,” that the classical categories of oppression (race, gender, class, sexual orientation, etc.) do not operate as independent entities, but rather intersect to create multiple, non-discrete forms of discrimination. The panel will discuss the evolution of judicial treatment and litigation of discrimination claims against the social science theory and the practical experiences of workers and employers.

This year’s Labor and Employment Law Conference will include prominent speakers and interesting panels in a multi-level program, CLE credit, a curriculum covering all aspects of the labor and employment law practice, and networking opportunities.

Click here for the full ABA Labor and Employment Conference schedule.

Upholding Employee Rights

Lieff Cabraser has a strong tradition of fighting for employee rights across America. Our employment law class action cases challenge (a) discrimination based on employees’ race, color, national origin, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, or disability; (b) wage violations, including failure to pay overtime, break time, or vacation time; and (c) misuse of employees’ retirement benefits. We also represent employees who “blow the whistle” on wrongdoing by their employers as well as in other cases alleging violations of the law.

About Kelly Dermody

The Chair of Lieff Cabraser’s employment practice group and Managing Partner of Lieff Cabraser’s San Francisco office, Kelly M. 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.

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.