Photo: Kelly Dermody (right) with keynote speaker California Congresswoman Katie Porter

We are proud to announce that Lieff Cabraser partner Kelly M. Dermody received the 2019 American Jewish Committee Judge Learned Hand Award at a ceremony held in San Francisco on November 6, 2019. The Judge Learned Hand Award is the highest honor the organization presents to individuals in the legal profession.

As the AJC noted, “This year, AJC San Francisco is honoring Kelly M. Dermody, San Francisco Managing Partner at Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein LLP, for her dedication to diversity, inclusivity, and human dignity in areas of pay equity, #metoo, and unfair employment practices.”

Each year, the award is given to an individual who embodies the same values as the late Judge Learned Hand, renowned for his principles of justice, freedom, and fairness. The award was established to commemorate the late Judge, who was Senior Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit from the years 1924 to 1951.

About The American Jewish Committee (AJC)

For 110 years, the AJC has advanced democratic values around the world by promoting pluralism, tolerance, and civil rights. It is the leading global Jewish advocacy organization. The organization responds to global challenges that affect the Jewish people, and advocates for democratic values worldwide.

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 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.

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