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Daily Journal Recognizes Kelly Dermody & Anne Shaver as 2018 Top Labor & Employment Lawyers

Daily Journal Recognizes Kelly Dermody & Anne Shaver as 2018 Top Labor & Employment Lawyers

We are proud to announce that the Daily Journal (subscription) has named Lieff Cabraser partners Kelly M. Dermody and Anne B. Shaver as Top Labor & Employment Lawyers for 2018. This is a first-time award for Anne, while Kelly’s joins the list for the sixth time since 2011.

The Journal highlighted Kelly’s cases against big corporate targets, including Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Google Inc., and Duke University. Currently, she is leading a certified class action alleging wage suppression and price-fixing against the deans of the medical facilities at Duke University and The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The publication also makes note of her active involvement in the #MeToo movement, helping women resolve sexual misconduct claims.

“It’s been really amazing to watch the impact on the culture of legal claims,” said Dermody. “There is so much more willingness on the part of women to come forward and name the things that have happened.”

The Journal’s profile of Anne Shaver focuses on her involvement in gender class actions that challenge the business practices and work cultures at some of the most powerful companies in the world, including Google, Sandia National Labs, Microsoft, Goldman Sachs, and KPMG.

On a newer case that was filed late last year, Anne represents women who were paid less than their male counterparts at Google. Despite performing substantially equal or similar work in engineering, program management, sales and early childhood education, these female employees still experienced a gender pay gap. The case against Google is among the first to be brought under California’s amended Equal Pay Act.

“I like the most having the opportunity to bring cases that move the law in a progressive direction for employees,” notes Anne.

Congratulations to both Kelly and Anne!

Upholding Employee Rights

Lieff Cabraser has a strong tradition of fighting for employee rights across America. Our employment law class action cases challenge discrimination based on employees’ race, color, national origin, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, or disability; wage violations, including failure to pay overtime, break time, or vacation time; and 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 Google, Microsoft, 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

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, Sandia, Microsoft, Goldman Sachs, and KPMG. Ms. Shaver’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.