Kelly Dermody Moderates Discussion at BASF Women’s Impact Network “No Glass Ceiling” 2.0 Conference

Kelly Dermody Moderates Discussion at BASF Women's Impact Network "No Glass Ceiling" 2.0 Conference

On Thursday, November 21st, 2019, Lieff Cabraser partner Kelly M. Dermody will moderate “Own the Moment (a conversation between genders)” — a frank, provocative, and constructive educational presentation with male managing partners and law practice leaders on strategies for male leaders and allies to help advance gender equity and cultivate positive cultures for all genders. Panelists include Nathan Sabri of Morrison & Foerster LLP, Brian Rocca of Morgan Lewis Bockius, David Lucero of Veritas, Steven Taylor of Keker, Van Nest & Peters, and Vidhya Prabhakaran of Davis Wright Tremaine LLP. [Read more…]

Kelly Dermody Speaks on Mistakes Employers Make at California Employment Law Council Annual Meeting

Kelly Dermody Speaks on Mistakes Employers Make at California Employment Law Council Annual Meeting

On Thursday, November 14th, 2019, Lieff Cabraser partner Kelly M. Dermody will lead a discussion on “The Plaintiff Perspective: Mistakes Employers Make and Case Selection Criteria for an Employee Advocate” at the California Employment Law Council’s annual meeting in San Francisco. [Read more…]

Kelly Dermody Receives AJC 2019 Judge Learned Hand Award

Kelly Dermody Receives AJC 2019 Judge Learned Hand Award

Photo: Kelly Dermody (right) with keynote speaker California Congresswoman Katie Porter

We are proud to announce that Lieff Cabraser partner Kelly M. Dermody received the 2019 American Jewish Committee Judge Learned Hand Award at a ceremony held in San Francisco on November 6, 2019. The Judge Learned Hand Award is the highest honor the organization presents to individuals in the legal profession. [Read more…]

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…]