Benchmark Litigation, “the definitive guide to litigation firms and attorneys in the United States,” has announced this year’s Benchmark 40 & Under Hot List. The list highlights lawyers who are standouts among the top young talent in their respective litigation communities in the United States and Canada. Six Lieff Cabraser partners, Katherine L. Benson, Nimish R. Desai, Sarah R. London, Phong-Chau G. Nguyen, and Anne B. Shaver from the firm’s San Francisco office, and Annika K. Martin from the firm’s New York office, have been selected for honors within this year’s list. [Read more…]
As reported by Law360 (subscription), on July 22, 2020 in California superior court, Lieff Cabraser and co-counsel Altshuler Berzon moved to certify a class of nearly 11,000 former female Google workers who allege the tech giant engaged in systemic and pervasive pay and promotion discrimination against its female employees in California, at times paying women thousands of dollars less than their male counterparts. [Read more…]
Legal analysis company Lawdragon has published its first annual listing of the 500 “Leading Plaintiff Employment Lawyers” in America, a list that includes Lieff Cabraser partners Lin Y. Chan, Kelly M. Dermody, Rachel Geman, Daniel M. Hutchinson, and Anne B. Shaver. Introduced as the newest addition to Lawdragon’s acclaimed 500 series, the 500 Leading Plaintiff Employment Lawyers guide includes distinguished attorneys selected over a two year period from a combination of editorial research by Lawdragon staff, law firm submissions, and other online nominations. [Read more…]
Lieff Cabraser partner Anne B. Shaver has written a piece for the Impact Fund legal practitioner blog titled “Distinguishing Dukes: Another Victory For Employment Discrimination Class Actions.” The piece looks at the gender discrimination case Chen-Oster v. Goldman Sachs, No. 10-6950 (S.D.N.Y.), wherein the court recently certified a Rule 23(b)(3) class of female vice presidents and associates who challenge Goldman Sachs’ performance evaluation, compensation, and promotion processes, and explains how the Dukes’ cases limits on class actions don’t apply. [Read more…]
Lieff Cabraser partner Anne B. Shaver will be speaking at the 51st Annual Pacific Coast Labor & Employment Law Conference from April 26-27, 2018 at the Bell Harbor International Conference Center in Seattle, Washington. She will be featured on the panel entitled “Will The Glass Ceiling Ever Break? Emerging Trends in Pay Equity” on Friday, April 27 at 1:45pm PST. [Read more…]
Lieff Cabraser partner Anne B. Shaver will be speaking at the American Bar Association (ABA) National Symposium on Technology in Labor and Employment Law, taking place from April 11-13, 2018 at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square. Ms. Shaver will be featured on the panel titled “#TimesUp for ‘Brotopia’: Striving for Gender Equity in Tech” on Thursday, April 12 from 9:15-10:30am. [Read more…]
Lieff Cabraser partner Anne B. Shaver will be speaking at the 35th Annual National CLE Labor and Employment Conference from January 3-7, 2018 at the Vail Mountain Marriott Resort in Colorado. Ms. Shaver will be featured as a distinguished panelist, presenting on “Telecommuting as a Reasonable Accommodation” from 7:30-8:00am on Saturday, January 6. [Read more…]
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…]
A new employment law case facing review by the U.S. Supreme Court may have a massive impact on employees’ class action rights. Ernst & Young LLP v. Morris raises the fundamental question of whether a business can prohibit its employees from using collective legal action to challenge improper workplace issues such as unpaid wages and discrimination. [Read more…]
Under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act and the Equal Pay Act (EPA), it is illegal for an employer to pay female employees less than their male counterparts doing the same job tasks and responsibilities. Despite significant advances with regard to women’s rights, there are still many female employees who do not receive equal compensation in the workplace. This is the widespread gender pay gap facing women today. [Read more…]
The Consumer Attorneys of California, College of Trial Arts, and San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association have joined together to present the 11th Annual Class Action and Mass Torts Seminar. Lieff Cabraser partner Anne B. Shaver will be speaking at this seminar today at the Parc 55 Hotel in San Francisco, California. Ms. Shaver will be discussing “Challenges to Class Waivers in Arbitration Clauses in Employment Agreements Under Section 7 of NLRB.” [Read more…]
The American Bar Association (ABA) Section of Labor and Employment Law will be hosting its 10th Annual Labor and Employment Law Conference in Chicago, Illinois from November 9-12, 2016 at the Sheraton Grand Chicago Hotel. Lieff Cabraser is a sponsor of this event, and two firm partners will be featured as conference panelists. [Read more…]
Lieff Cabraser attorneys Kelly M. Dermody, Anne B. Shaver, and Rachel Geman will be presenting at the American Bar Association (ABA) National Conference on Equal Employment Opportunity Law from March 30-April 2, 2016 at the J.W. Marriott in Austin, Texas. The event will focus on trial practice issues and current legal and policy developments relating to equal employment opportunity and workplace claims. Featured panelists will provide different points of view from the sides of plaintiffs, management, union, the judiciary, and government counsel. [Read more…]
Lieff Cabraser partner Anne B. Shaver will be speaking at the UC Hastings Law Journal Spring Symposium titled “The Status of Anti-discrimination Law and Litigation in the United States” on February 12, 2016. Along with twenty other panelists practicing in the areas of labor, employment and constitutional law, Ms. Shaver will be discussing the ways that anti-discrimination law has transformed over time.
On June 1, 2015, the United States Supreme Court ruled in favor of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) in its suit against Abercrombie & Fitch alleging religious discrimination under Title VII. The Court held that, to prove disparate treatment, a plaintiff need only to show that the plaintiff’s need for religious accommodation was a motivating factor in the employment decision, not that the employer had actual knowledge of the need for accommodation.