[Left to right, Lieff Cabraser attorneys Emily N. Harwell, Jessica Moldovan, Kelly M. Dermody, and Edward Baker.]

Benchmark Litigation, the self-described “definitive guide to America’s leading litigation firms and attorneys,” held its annual U.S. awards ceremony on Wednesday March 13th, in New York City, where it honored recipients with its 2024 litigation awards. We are pleased to share that Lieff Cabraser partner Kelly Dermody was honored with Benchmark’s prestigious “Labor & Employment Litigator of the Year” award. Separately, Kelly also shared Benchmark’s “Impact Case Award” for work on the historic Goldman Sachs gender discrimination case. This dual accolade underscores Kelly’s dedication and impactful work in advocating for fairness and equality in the workplace.

Congratulations to Kelly on these wonderful and well-deserved accomplishments!

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.

Contact us

Use the form below to contact a lawyer at Lieff Cabraser.