The 17th Annual Labor and Employment Law Conference is being held on November 8–11, 2023 in Seattle, Washington. This Conference is the Section of Labor and Employment Law’s signature event of the year, offering cutting-edge and in-depth programs covering developments across the full range of labor and employment law topics along with numerous networking opportunities.

Lieff Cabraser San Francisco office Managing Partner Kelly M. Dermody, the immediate past employee-side Section Chair, presents on attorney obligations to avoid discrimination; Lieff Cabraser New York partner Rachel Geman is the Workplace Safety Track Employee Chair; and Lieff Cabraser partner Anne B. Shaver, the immediate past Conference Committee Co-Chair, presents on Section 7 v. Title VII.

Learn more at the ABA 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 Google and Goldman Sachs. Kelly was also named a 2023 Law360 MVP in the category of Class Action and Employment Law. 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. She also leads Lieff Cabraser’s representation of women who allege their ovarian and uterine cancer was caused by long-term use of dangerous hair relaxer products. 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 Rachel Geman

Rachel Geman is a partner in Lieff Cabraser’s New York office and the Chair of the firm’s False Claims/Qui Tam practice group. Her practice is dedicated to representing whistleblowers, employees, and consumers in complex class action and False Claims Act matters.  Rachel is the employee-side Chair of the ABA’s Workplace and Occupational Safety and Health Law Committee; a co-chair of NELA National’s Whistleblower Group; and a CDRC-trained community mediator.

About Anne Shaver

Anne Shaver is a partner in Lieff Cabraser’s San Francisco office with a practice focusing on employment law cases. She 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 GoogleGoldman Sachs, and KPMG. Her 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.

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