Lieff Cabraser partner Kelly M. Dermody will be speaking on Thursday, May 30th at the American Bar Association’s 45th Annual National Conference on Professional Responsibility in Vancouver, BC as part of a panel discussion on “Harassment and Discrimination in the Rule 8.4(g) and #Metoo Era.” The panel will address how law firms, corporate law departments, government agencies and the legal profession itself should respond to claims of discrimination and harassment; explore the role of general and ethics counsel in addressing and preventing the problems; and review recommended practices for addressing and preventing harassment and other discriminatory conduct in organizations that employ lawyers.
The discussion will explore several specific questions, including:
- What’s the breadth and depth of the issue in these organizations?
- How do these issues present themselves?
- When does the same conduct present an issue of professional misconduct?
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.