Lieff Cabraser Attorneys Speak at Women En Mass

Lieff Cabraser Attorneys Speak at Women En Mass

Lieff Cabraser attorneys Elizabeth J. Cabraser and Annika K. Martin spoke at the 2017 Women En Mass (WEM) conference at the St. Regis Aspen Resort in Colorado. Now in its fifth year, Women En Mass invites female mass tort attorneys from across the U.S. to an annual retreat to discuss issues specific to women in the legal realm, “from the boardroom to the courtroom.” [Read more…]

He Said What?: Tackling Unprofessional Conduct Towards Women Attorneys

He Said What?: Tackling Unprofessional Conduct Towards Women Attorneys

The Northern District’s Women Attorneys Advocacy Project presented a program on December 6th entitled “He Said What?: Tackling Unprofessional Conduct Towards Women Attorneys.” Lieff Cabraser employment practice group chair Kelly M. Dermody was joined by other leading figures in the Bay Area legal community: District Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers, Paul Grewal of Facebook Inc., and Annette Hurst of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe for a roundtable discussion on gender bias and discrimination in the legal realm. [Read more…]

Sarah London to Discuss Trial Skills for Women in Products Liability Litigation

Sarah London to Discuss Trial Skills for Women in Products Liability Litigation

Lieff Cabraser partner Sarah R. London will be speaking at the American Bar Association’s November 3rd education symposium titled “Women in Products Liability 2016 Annual Regional CLE” in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Topics covered in this program include substantive law, trial skills, and ethics. [Read more…]

Daily Journal Selects Elizabeth Cabraser and Kelly Dermody as 2016 Top Women Lawyers

Daily Journal Selects Elizabeth Cabraser and Kelly Dermody as 2016 Top Women Lawyers

Legal publication The Daily Journal has published its annual list of Top Women Lawyers, including Lieff Cabraser partners Elizabeth J. Cabraser and Kelly M. Dermody. The publication recognizes leading female attorneys who are actively involved in cutting-edge work in litigation, regulation, and corporate transactions with the most influential impact across the legal field. [Read more…]

Women Lawyers Beginning to Break Through Glass Ceiling in the Courtroom

Women Lawyers Beginning to Break Through Glass Ceiling in the Courtroom

As reported recently by the American Bar Association (ABA), in 1971, three years after Congress created the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation, women only made up 10 percent of first-year law school students. Over time, that number has been growing; by 2013, women made up 47 percent of law school students. [Read more…]

Kelly Dermody Discusses Female Roles as First Chairs at Trial

Female Roles as First Chairs at Trial

Lieff Cabraser attorney Kelly M. Dermody will be featured as a distinguished panelist at the Equal Rights Advocates program titled “First Chairs at Trial: More Women Need Seats at the Table” on April 7, 2016 in San Francisco, California. The panel will be speaking on the participation and role of female lawyers as lead counsel and trial counsel in litigation. In litigation, few women take the lead in the courtroom – this program discusses why this is the case and what can be done to advance the leadership roles of female attorneys at trial. [Read more…]