Kelly Dermody Comments on National Effort to Collect Company Pay Data

Kelly Dermody Comments on National Effort to Collect Company Pay Data

As reported in Bloomberg Law, the U.S. government is now collecting detailed race and gender pay data from thousands of companies in an effort to eliminate wage discrimination in the workplace. [Read more…]

Benchmark Litigation Names Elizabeth Cabraser and Kelly Dermody “Top 250 Women in Litigation” for 2019

Benchmark Litigation Names Elizabeth Cabraser and Kelly Dermody “Top 250 Women in Litigation” for 2019

Benchmark Litigation has named Lieff Cabraser partners Elizabeth J. Cabraser and Kelly M. Dermody to its Top 250 Women in Litigation 2019 listing. Benchmark Litigation, touted as “the definitive guide to America’s leading litigation firms and attorneys,” covers the United States, Canada, Latin America and, most recently, Europe and the Asia-Pacific region, –  is now in its twelfth year of publication. [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…]

Daily Journal Recognizes Kelly Dermody & Anne Shaver as 2019 Top Labor & Employment Lawyers

Daily Journal Recognizes Kelly Dermody & Anne Shaver as 2019 Top Labor & Employment Lawyers

We are proud to announce that the Daily Journal (subscription) has named Lieff Cabraser partners Kelly M. Dermody and Anne B. Shaver as Top Labor & Employment Lawyers for 2019. This is Anne’s second time receiving the award, while Kelly’s joins the list for the seventh time since 2011. [Read more…]

Kelly M. Dermody Moderates “Gender Equality in the #MeToo World” Discussion at National Equal Opportunity Law Florida Conference

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At the April 3, 2019 National Conference on Equal Employment Opportunity in Coral Gables, Florida, Lieff Cabraser partner Kelly M. Dermody moderated the opening event, a plenary discussion focusing on “gender equality in the #MeToo World” with lawyer and journalist Dahlia Lithwick (Newsweek and Slate) and the Honorable Victoria A. Lipnic, Commissioner and Acting Chair of the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. [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 to Speak at Berkeley Law’s Worldwide #MeToo Movement Conference

Kelly Dermody to Speak at Berkeley Law’s Worldwide #MeToo Movement Conference

Lieff Cabraser partner Kelly M. Dermody will speak at The World Wide #MeToo Movement: Global Resistance to Sexual Harassment and Violence Conference, on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at the UC Berkeley School of Law. Kelly will moderate a panel discussing “The Role of Non-Disclosure Agreements” in sexual misconduct cases. Panelists include legal experts in the fields of equality, discrimination, and human rights. [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 M. Dermody Comments on New Federal Paycheck Fairness Act

Kelly Dermody Comments on New Federal Paycheck Fairness Act

As reported in the Daily Journal (subscription), on Wednesday March 27, 2019, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a new bill called the federal Paycheck Fairness Act, aimed at giving mistreated employees more effective tools to assert their rights by expanding sex discrimination class actions, damages assessments therein, and company reporting requirements. [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…]

Humane Society Announces Conclusion of Reconciliation Process Aimed at Improving its Workplace Culture

Humane Society Announces Conclusion of Critical Reconciliation Process

Lieff Cabraser attorney Kelly M. Dermody Commends the Society’s Efforts, Applauds the ‘Courageous Women Who Came Forward’ to Initiate the Transformation – “A tremendous day for HSUS and for the future of the animal welfare movement.”

On October 1, 2018, the Humane Society of the United States announced a Reconciliation Process to improve the organization for the benefit of all HSUS employees and volunteers. On March 12, 2019, the Co-Chairs of the HSUS Board of Directors issued a message to the organization regarding the conclusion of that Reconciliation Process. [Read more…]

Kelly Dermody Named to National Law Journal’s Inaugural List of Employment Law Trailblazers

Kelly Dermody Named to National Law Journal’s Inaugural List of Employment Law Trailblazers

We are proud to announce that the National Law Journal has chosen Lieff Cabraser partner, Kelly Dermody, for its inaugural list of “Employment Law Trailblazers.” With the emergence of the #MeToo era, this new award category highlights lawyers who “have been right in the middle of these sexual harassment cases and others who have been fighting for fairness through gender and race discrimination suits, wrongful termination and more.” [Read more…]

Four Lieff Cabraser Attorneys Recognized as 2019 Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers

2019 Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers

Lawdragon legal magazine  has published its annual listing of the 500 “Leading Lawyers in America,” which includes Lieff Cabraser partners Elizabeth J. CabraserKelly M. Dermody, Eric Fastiff, and Richard Heimann. Selected from a combination of editorial research by Lawdragon staff, law firm submissions, and other online nominations, the Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers list is a mark of distinction in the legal profession across a wide range of practice areas. The 2019 list, Lawdragon’s 14th such edition, reflects a record-breaking, 40 percent representation of women. [Read more…]

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

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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…]

Kelly Dermody Speaks on Sexual Harassment at Women Judges Conference

Kelly Dermody Women Judges Conference

On Thursday, March 21, 2019, Kelly Dermody will speak on the attorney panel at the upcoming National Association of Women Judges (NAWJ) “#WETOO in the Legal Workplace” conference in Sacramento, California. The conference will present an exploration of sexual harassment in the legal setting in collaboration with the California Women Lawyers and the California Legislative Women’s Caucus. [Read more…]

HR Dive: How employers can correct course on pay equity

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New piece by columnist Ryan Golden of HR Dive includes commentary from Lieff Cabraser Employment Law attorney Kelly Dermody

During the recent annual conference for the Labor and Employment Law section of the American Bar Association (ABA), key members conducted a panel discussing recommendations for employers tackling pay equity. [Read more…]

Lawdragon Names Five Lieff Cabraser Attorneys Leading Plaintiff Employment Lawyers for 2018

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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…]

National Law Journal Recognizes Lieff Cabraser Attorneys as 2018 Litigation Trailblazers

National Law Journal Recognizes Lieff Cabraser Attorneys as 2018 Litigation Trailblazers

The National Law Journal (subscription) has named its 2018 Litigation Trailblazers, a list that includes Lieff Cabraser partners Richard M. Heimann and Kelly M. Dermody. Heimann and Dermody are featured in the NLJ’s 2018 Litigation Trailblazers special edition, which discusses their “pioneer spirit,” past successes, and ongoing case work. [Read more…]

Daily Journal Recognizes Kelly Dermody & Anne Shaver as 2018 Top Labor & Employment Lawyers

Daily Journal Recognizes Kelly Dermody & Anne Shaver as 2018 Top Labor & Employment Lawyers

We are proud to announce that the Daily Journal (subscription) has named Lieff Cabraser partners Kelly M. Dermody and Anne B. Shaver as Top Labor & Employment Lawyers for 2018. This is a first-time award for Anne, while Kelly’s joins the list for the sixth time since 2011. [Read more…]

Recorder Q&A With Kelly Dermody on Employment Cases, Gender Pay Disparities, and the Future

Recorder Q&A With Kelly Dermody on Employment Cases

Law.com’s online journal The Recorder caught up with Lieff Cabraser partner and Chair of the firm’s Employment Law practice group Kelly M. Dermody for a substantial and wide-ranging question and answer session published June 1st (subscription). Noting Ms. Dermody’s leadership on equal pay and promotion gender class actions against industry giants like Microsoft, Google, and Goldman Sachs, the publication talked to her about arbitration and class waivers, culture and its shaping of the law, and current progress on gender issues, among other topics. [Read more…]