We are pleased to announce that Lieff Cabraser partner Kelly M. Dermody has officially been inducted as Chair of the American Bar Association Section of Labor & Employment Law. The ceremony took place on Friday, August 6, 2021 during the ABA LELS annual meeting.

The Section’s more than 20,000 members across the U.S. represent all perspectives of labor and employment law: management, union, plaintiff, neutral and public. Last year, Kelly became the first openly LGBTQ person to serve as Chair-Elect in the Section’s 74-year history, and this year she has become the Section’s first openly LGBTQ Chair.

Congratulations to Kelly on this outstanding accomplishment!

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  Go ldman 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.

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