Lieff Cabraser partner Anne B. Shaver will be speaking at the American Bar Association (ABA) National Symposium on Technology in Labor and Employment Law, taking place from April 11-13, 2018 at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square. Ms. Shaver will be featured on the panel titled “#TimesUp for ‘Brotopia’: Striving for Gender Equity in Tech” on Thursday, April 12 from 9:15-10:30am.
Panelists will offer a variety of perspectives about gender equity in the tech industry, an issue that is receiving increased visibility in the wake of several high-profile lawsuits against industry giants like Google and Microsoft, the Harvey Weinstein scandal, and the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements. A representative from Facebook will cover that company’s policies and other preventative measures Silicon Valley employers have taken to ensure fair treatment and gender equity in the workplace. Thereafter, Anne Shaver and an attorney from the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission will discuss gender discrimination class actions and how major legal battles in these types of cases are shaping companies’ approaches to HR management.
About Anne Shaver
Anne Shaver is a partner in Lieff Cabraser’s San Francisco office with a practice focusing on employment law cases. Anne has taken a leading role in gender class action lawsuits that challenge business practices and work cultures at some of the largest and most powerful companies in the world, including Google, Microsoft, Goldman Sachs, and KPMG. She also serves as Co-Chair of the American Bar Association’s Equal Employment Opportunity Committee. Anne’s passion for upholding worker rights has most recently been focused on gender discrimination “impact litigation,” where she represents clients seeking to alter core business practices in ways that transform not just individual companies, but entire industries.