Kelly Dermody Moderates Plenary on HR Analytics at 13th Annual ABA Labor & Employment Law Conference

Kelly Dermody Moderates Plenary on HR Analytics at 13th Annual ABA Labor & Employment Law Conference

On, Friday, November 8, 2019, Lieff Cabraser partner Kelly M. Dermody moderated a plenary session entitled “The Power of People Analytics” at The American Bar Association’s 13th Annual Labor and Employment Law conference in New Orleans. [Read more…]

Mark Chalos to Speak at American Bar Association Conference on Class Actions

Mark Chalos to Speak at ABA Conference on Class Actions

On October 18th, 2019, Lieff Cabraser partner Mark P. Chalos will participate in a panel discussion at the American Bar Association’s 23rd Annual National Institute on Class Actions in Nashville. The discussion is entitled: “How Big is Your Audience? Crescendos and Diminuendos in the Class-Action World.” [Read more…]

Kelly Dermody and Four Other Outstanding California Women Lawyers Receive the ABA’s 2019 Margaret Brent Award

Kelly Dermody 2019 Margaret Brent Award

On August 11, 2019, five extraordinary lawyers from California were honored at the ABA Annual Meeting in San Francisco with the 2019 ABA Margaret Brent Women Lawyers of Achievement Award, considered by many to be the highest award for women in the legal profession. [Read more…]

Kelly Dermody To Speak at 45th Annual American Bar Association National Conference on Professional Responsibility

Kelly Dermody To Speak at 45th Annual American Bar Association National Conference on Professional Responsibility

Lieff Cabraser partner Kelly M. Dermody will be speaking on Thursday, May 30th at the American Bar Association’s 45th Annual National Conference on Professional Responsibility in Vancouver, BC as part of a panel discussion on “Harassment and Discrimination in the Rule 8.4(g) and #Metoo Era.” The panel will address how law firms, corporate law departments, government agencies and the legal profession itself should respond to claims of discrimination and harassment; explore the role of general and ethics counsel in addressing and preventing the problems; and review recommended practices for addressing and preventing harassment and other discriminatory conduct in organizations that employ lawyers. [Read more…]

Kelly Dermody A Featured Panelist at American Bar Association’s Midyear International Labor & Employment Law Conference

Kelly Dermody A Featured Panelist at American Bar Association’s Midyear International Labor & Employment Law Conference

Lieff Cabraser partner Kelly M. Dermody will speak as a distinguished panelist at the American Bar Association’s Midyear International Labor & Employment Law Conference on Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at the Palacio Duhau – Park Hyatt Hotel in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She will be featured on a panel titled “#MeToo and Beyond: Addressing Sexual Harassment, Pay Inequity and Other Forms of Gender Discrimination in the International Workplace.” [Read more…]

Kelly Dermody to Discuss Equal Pay Act and #TimesUp Movement at Employment Rights & Responsibilities Committee Conference

Kelly Dermody to Discuss Equal Pay Act and #TimesUp Movement at Employment Rights & Responsibilities Committee Conference

Lieff Cabraser partner Kelly M. Dermody will be discussing the Equal Pay Act and the #TimesUp Movement at the American Bar Association’s Employment Rights & Responsibilities Committee Midwinter Conference, on Friday, March 22, 2019 at The Four Seasons in Las Vegas. [Read more…]

Lexi Hazam to Discuss Climate Change Litigation at ABA Toxic Torts and Environmental Law Conference

LJH Speaks at ABA Toxic Torts Conference

Lieff Cabraser partner Lexi J. Hazam will be a featured panelist at the American Bar Association’s 28th Annual Spring CLE Meeting: Toxic Torts & Environmental Law Committee Conference, in Coronado, California, running April 4-6, 2019. Lexi’s panel will discuss the recurrence of natural disasters across the U.S., resulting in ongoing damage to property, the environment, and loss of life. Subtopics include recent California wildfires and mudslides, hurricanes in the Southeast, and flooding taking place from coast to coast. Experienced plaintiff, defense, and government attorneys will discuss these disasters, their possible link to climate change, and how litigation on this topic has evolved. [Read more…]

Kelly Dermody to Receive 2019 ABA Margaret Brent Women Lawyers of Achievement Award

KMD Margaret Brent Award Blog

Lieff Cabraser partner Kelly Dermody has been named as a recipient of the American Bar Association’s (ABA) Margaret Brent Women Lawyers of Achievement Award, considered by many to be the highest award for women in the legal profession. Kelly will accept the award along with the four other 2019 recipients at the ABA’s Annual Meeting to be held in San Francisco on Sunday, August 11, 2019. [Read more…]

2018 ABA Survey of Federal Class Action Law Published

2018 ABA Survey of Federal Class Action Law Published

The American Bar Association (ABA) has published its 2018 “Survey of Federal Class Action Law,” whose contributors include Lieff Cabraser attorneys Elizabeth Cabraser, Kenneth Byrd, and Fabrice Vincent, as well as senior Lieff Cabraser paralegal Todd Carnam. The book provides a comprehensive, circuit-by-circuit analysis of federal class action law as it relates to emerging issues of the 21st century. Ms. Cabraser is the Executive Editor and Mr. Carnam is a Contributing Editor; Mr. Vincent is Co-Chair of the Class Action and Derivative Suits Committee of the ABA, and Mr. Byrd co-wrote the chapter on the 11th Circuit. [Read more…]

American Bar Association Names John Spragens a “Top 40 Young Lawyer” for 2018

American Bar Association Names John Spragens a “Top 40 Young Lawyer” for 2018

The American Bar Association (ABA) Young Lawyers Division has selected Lieff Cabraser associate John T. Spragens as a 2018 On the Rise – Top 40 Young Lawyer. The ABA notes the On the Rise award is a testament to Spragens’ superb legal reputation and long-standing service to the public good. [Read more…]

Annika K. Martin Speaks at ABA 12th Annual National Institute on E-Discovery

Annika K. Martin Speaks at ABA 12th Annual National Institute on E-Discovery

Lieff Cabraser partner Annika K. Martin will be appearing at the American Bar Association (ABA) 12th Annual National Institute on E-Discovery on May 18, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. Ms. Martin will speak on the panel “Careful What You Wish For: Protecting Data Security in Discovery” at 8:15am EST. [Read more…]

Kelly Dermody Discusses Gender Pay Legislation and Active Equal Pay Litigation Around the Globe at Italy Conference

Kelly Dermody Discusses Gender Pay Legislation and Active Equal Pay Litigation Around the Globe at Italy Conference

Lieff Cabraser employment lawyer Kelly M. Dermody spoke at the American Bar Association (ABA) International Committee Midyear Meeting running May 6-10, 2018 in Milan, Italy. Ms. Dermody was featured on a distinguished panel titled “Equal Pay: Update on Gender Pay Legislation and Active Litigation Around the Globe: What’s Next?” from 9:45-11:00am on Wednesday, May 9. [Read more…]

Lieff Cabraser Attorneys Featured at 11th Annual Labor and Employment Law Conference

Lieff Cabraser Attorneys Featured at 11th Annual Labor and Employment Law Conference

Lieff Cabraser attorneys Kelly M. Dermody and Anne B. Shaver will be featured at the American Bar Association’s 11th Annual Labor and Employment Law Conference running from November 8-11, 2017 in Washington DC. On Thursday, November 9th, Ms. Dermody will be co-moderating a panel titled “Meet the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission: An Insider’s Perspective,” while on Friday November 9th Ms. Shaver will participate in the panel discussion “Intersectionality and Discrimination Claims Involving Multiple Categories.” [Read more…]

Kelly Dermody Joins Attorney Client Privilege Task Force of ABA Section of Litigation

Kelly Dermody Joins Attorney Client Privilege Task Force of ABA Section of Litigation

Lieff Cabraser partner Kelly M. Dermody has joined the Attorney Client Privilege Task Force of the American Bar Association for 2017-2018. The Privilege Task Force is part of the ABA’s Section of Litigation, the largest section of the American Bar Association. The news comes out of the ABA’s annual meeting August 10-12 in New York City, where the Section of Litigation is discussing initiatives and plans for 2017-2018. [Read more…]

American Bar Association Names Dean Harvey a 2017 On the Rise – Top 40 Young Lawyer

American Bar Association Names Dean Harvey a 2017 On the Rise – Top 40 Young Lawyer

Lieff Cabraser partner Dean M. Harvey has been recognized as a 2017 American Bar Association (ABA) On the Rise – Top 40 Young Lawyer. The ABA notes the award is a testament to Mr. Harvey’s superb legal reputation in the industry and his service toward the public good. The ABA’s profile of Dean references his work as a leader in the High-Tech Antitrust case against Google, Apple, and other tech giants for allegedly conspiring to suppress mobility and compensation of their technical employees, citing the case as the most significant antitrust employment case in recent history, widely recognized as a legal and public policy breakthrough. [Read more…]

Fabrice Vincent Reappointed as Co-Chair of American Bar Association’s Class Actions Committee

Fabrice Vincent Reappointed as Co-Chair of American Bar Association’s Class Actions Committee

We are delighted to announce that Lieff Cabraser partner Fabrice N. Vincent has been reappointed Co-Chair of the American Bar Association’s Class Actions & Derivative Suits Litigation Committee. Over 1,600 attorneys strong, the Class Actions and Derivative Suits Committee consists of numerous plaintiff and defense bar practitioners, corporate counsel, and academicians interested in class actions and shareholder derivative suits. [Read more…]

Lexi Hazam Featured as Distinguished Panelist at ABA CLE Program on Class Actions & Mass Torts

Lexi Hazam Mass Torts

Lieff Cabraser partner Lexi J. Hazam will be speaking as a featured panelist at the American Bar Association’s 4th Annual Western Regional CLE Program on Class Actions and Mass Torts on June 16, 2017 in San Francisco. Ms. Hazam will be discussing “Discovery Following the 2015 Federal Rules Amendments: What Does Proportionality Mean in the Class Action and Mass Tort Contexts?” [Read more…]

Sarah London Speaks on Trial-Focused Discovery at Annual ABA Litigation Conference

Sarah London Speaks on Trial-Focused Discovery at Annual ABA Litigation Conference

Today, Lieff Cabraser partner Sarah R. London spoke at the American Bar Association (ABA) Section of Litigation’s Annual Conference at the Hyatt Regency Embarcadero in San Francisco, California. Ms. London presented on a panel entitled “Trial-Focused Discovery: You Don’t Always Get What You Want, But Get What You Need.” [Read more…]