Lieff Cabraser partners Kelly Dermody and Anne Shaver will be speaking at the American Bar Association’s 2021 National Conference on Equal Employment Opportunity Law Midwinter Meeting taking place April 7, 2021—April 9, 2021. Kelly and Anne serve as leaders on the ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law; Kelly is the Section Chair-Elect while Anne is the Employee Vice-Chair for the Section’s 2021 Conference. Anne is also the Employee Co-Chair of the Section’s Equal Employment Opportunity Committee.

This year’s virtual conference, presented by the Equal Employment Opportunity Committee, will feature programs by panelists representing management, union, employee and government perspectives on cutting-edge issues and hot topics in equal employment opportunity law.

Covered topics include:

  • Racial Justice in the Workplace
  • LGBTQ Rights in the Workplace and Other Implications of Bostock
  • COVID-19 and the Americans with Disabilities Act
  • Employee Activism: Navigating a New Normal
  • Beyond Diversity: Toward Equity, Inclusion and Justice

Lieff Cabraser partners Michael Levin-Gesundheit, and Tiseme Zegeye also served on the Program Committee for this year’s conference.

To view the full conference agenda visit the ABA’s website.

About Kelly M. Dermody

The Managing Partner of Lieff Cabraser’s San Francisco office, Kelly M. Dermody specializes in class and collective actions on behalf of plaintiffs in civil rights, employment, and consumer cases, including gender discrimination cases against GoogleKPMG, and  Goldman Sachs. 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. In 2020, Kelly led the team that successfully challenged the Trump Administration’s improper withholding of CARES Act stimulus funds from incarcerated Americans, leading to the release and distribution of $1.5 billion in stimulus funds in what may be the single largest recovery for a targeted class from a single lawsuit in history.

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 and Goldman Sachs. Anne’s passion for upholding worker rights has most recently been focused on “no-poach” cases where she represents workers challenging unlawful agreements between employers not to solicit or hire each other’s workers, reducing worker mobility and wages.

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