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Kelly Dermody Discusses Sexual Harassment & The Judiciary on ACS Bay Area Panel

Kelly Dermody Discusses Sexual Harassment & The Judiciary on ACS Bay Area Panel

On February 5, 2018, Lieff Cabraser partner Kelly M. Dermody spoke on an American Constitution Society for Law and Policy (ACS) Bay Area panel titled “Sexual Harassment & The Judiciary: What’s Next After Kozinski?” The event will took place at Lieff Cabraser’s office in San Francisco, California.

Panelists discussed the inappropriate sexual conduct and related comments made by Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Alex Kozinski, revealed by a Washington Post article published at the end of 2017. The panel covered the root causes of sexual harassment problems and their ramifications in the legal community. Additionally, they focused on solutions to solve these kinds of problems – what individuals should expect from their peers, supervisors, institutions and policymakers, and where we go from here.

The full panelist list was:

Heidi Bond, New York Times bestselling author; former clerk to Judge Alex Kozinski and U.S. Supreme Court Justices Sandra Day O’Connor and Anthony Kennedy;

Kelly Dermody, Managing Partner, Lieff Cabraser’s San Francisco Office and Chair of Lieff Cabraser’s Employment Practice Group;

Dahlia Lithwick, Senior Editor, Slate; and

Emily Murphy, Associate Professor of Law, University of California Hastings.

Learn more about the ACS Bay Area chapter panel here.

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 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.