Elizabeth Cabraser & Kelly Dermody Receive Daily Journal’s “Top Women Lawyers” Nod for 2018

Elizabeth Cabraser & Kelly Dermody Receive Daily Journal’s “Top Women Lawyers” Nod for 2018

The Daily Journal (subscription) has published its annual listing of Top Women Lawyers in California, which list includes Lieff Cabraser partners Elizabeth J. Cabraser and Kelly M. Dermody. The Top Women Lawyers award recognizes exemplary female attorneys actively involved in cutting-edge work in litigation, regulation, and corporate transactions with the most influential impact across the legal field. [Read more…]

Kelly Dermody Delivers Keynote Address “Mind the Pay Gap” at neXXt Generation International Women’s Day Event

Kelly Dermody Delivers Keynote Address at neXXt Generation International Women's Day Event

Lieff Cabraser partner Kelly M. Dermody will be delivering the keynote address tonight at the neXXt Generation International Women’s Day event at the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco. The event runs from 6:00-8:30 p.m. and presents “a conversation about how we unlock opportunities to help our next generation of women leaders advance and flourish.” [Read more…]

Kelly Dermody Moderates Panel at 2018 Impact Fund Class Action Conference in San Francisco

Kelly Dermody at the 2018 Impact Fund Class Action Conference in San Francisco

Kelly Dermody will be moderating a panel today at the 2018 Impact Fund Class Action Conference at the Hotel Kabuki in San Francisco. The panel, entitled “Wedding Cakes, Military Service, & Bathrooms, Oh My!” will focus on defending against threats to the LGBT community: “From court decisions holding that Title VII prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation to the proposed ban on transgender soldiers serving in the military, it is a time of dramatic ups and downs. Our speakers are leading the fight for equal rights for the LGBT community, and will tell us where they have set their sights in 2018 and beyond.” [Read more…]

Kelly Dermody Speaks on “Diversity: It’s Complicated…” Panel at ARK Group’s Women Legal 2018 in SF

Kelly Dermody Discusses Diversity in the Law at Women Legal 2018 in SF

On Thursday, February 8, 2018, Kelly Dermody will speak at the ARK Group’s annual Women Legal Conference at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis at 780 Mission Street. “Illustrating the business imperative for the advancement, retention and succession of female leadership in the legal profession,” the Conference includes presentations and discussions on a wide range of topics, including gender imbalances in first chairs at trial, judge-driven diversity initiatives, implicit bias, and the success of firms that advance women. [Read more…]

Kelly Dermody Discusses Sexual Harassment & The Judiciary on ACS Bay Area Panel

Kelly Dermody Discusses Sexual Harassment & The Judiciary on ACS Bay Area Panel

On February 5, 2018, Lieff Cabraser partner Kelly M. Dermody spoke on an American Constitution Society for Law and Policy (ACS) Bay Area panel titled “Sexual Harassment & The Judiciary: What’s Next After Kozinski?” The event will took place at Lieff Cabraser’s office in San Francisco, California. [Read more…]

Lieff Cabraser Receives Multiple 2018 Litigation Award Nominations From Benchmark Litigation

Lieff Cabraser Receives Multiple 2018 Litigation Award Nominations From Benchmark Litigation

Benchmark Litigation, self-described as “the definitive guide to litigation firms and attorneys in the United States,” has announced the shortlists for its state and national 2018 litigation awards. Lieff Cabraser was nominated as Plaintiff Firm of the Year for 2018, in addition to receiving a best state firm nod for California. [Read more…]

National Association of Women Judges Profiles Kelly Dermody

NAWJ Profiles Kelly Dermody

The National Association of Women Judges (NAWJ) has published a profile of Kelly Dermody, Managing Partner of Lieff Cabraser’s San Francisco office and Chair of the firm’s employment practice group. Serving on the NAWJ’s Resource Board since 2005 and co-chair from 2009 to 2011, Kelly also served as co-chair of NAWJ’s 2010 Annual Conference Friends Committee. At the 2012 NAWJ Annual Conference, she moderated a panel discussion on judicial independence entitled “We Can Do It! Fighting Back to Protect Judicial Independence.” [Read more…]

The Bar Association of San Francisco Honors Kelly Dermody for Good Ally Conference

The Bar Association of San Francisco Honors Kelly Dermody for Good Ally Conference

The Bar Association of San Francisco (BASF) will be honoring Lieff Cabraser partner and former BASF President Kelly M. Dermody for her efforts and dedication in coordinating the January 2017 “How To Be A Good Ally” Conference held at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco. [Read more…]

Kelly Dermody in the New Yorker on The Tech Industry’s Gender Discrimination Problem

Kelly Dermody in the New Yorker on The Tech Industry's Gender Discrimination Problem

The New Yorker has published a lengthy examination of sex and gender discrimination in the tech industry. Amidst multiple new lawsuits including those filed by Lieff Cabraser against companies like Google, the national media and wider conversations are turning more and more to what will hopefully be a watershed time in bringing long-overdue equality to one of the most important and high-value industries in the world. [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…]

Domestic Violence Victims Get New Tool to Fight Back Against Cyber Abuse

Domestic Violence Victims Get New Tool to Fight Back Against Cyber Abuse

The 3rd District Court of Appeal has ruled that a woman can get a restraining order against her ex-husband despite living thousands of miles away – “a first-of-its-kind decision that will give victims a new tool to use to fight back against cyber abuse,” reported The Daily Journal. [Read more…]

Kelly Dermody Moderates Class Action Issues Panel at Complex Courts Symposium

Kelly Dermody Moderates Class Action Issues Panel at Complex Courts Symposium

Today, Lieff Cabraser partner Kelly M. Dermody will be co-moderating a panel on “Class Action Issues” at the Complex Courts Symposium at The Westin San Jose in San Jose, California from 5:15-6:30pm. The panel will cover topics on active discovery management, statistical analysis and anecdotal evidence at certification, judicial review of settlements, and class issues at trial. [Read more…]

Kelly Dermody in The Daily Journal: Google Gender Discrimination Case Sheds Light on Industry-Wide Problems

Kelly Dermody in The Daily Journal: Google Gender Discrimination Case Sheds Light on Industry-Wide Problems

Widespread media attention has focused on the recently-filed Google gender discrimination lawsuit, which alleges that tech giant Google has engaged in multiple pay and promotion violations, as well as the illegal occupational segregation of female employees in California. [Read more…]

Kelly Dermody Discusses Pay Disclosure & Transparency at 2017 Transatlantic Employment Law Conference

Kelly Dermody Discusses Pay Disclosure & Transparency at 2017 Transatlantic Employment Law Conference

Lieff Cabraser partner Kelly M. Dermody is speaking today at the Employment Lawyers Association’s (ELA) Fifth Transatlantic Conference in London, England. She will be appearing on the panel “Pay Disclosure and Transparency.” The panel will address transparency, employee pay equity, and the reporting obligations of employers to authorities, shareholders, and the general public. Kelly and the other panelists will discuss these matters from both a UK and US perspective. [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…]

Kelly Dermody Speaks on Post-Election Solidarity at Lavender Law Conference

Kelly Dermody Speaks on Post-Election Solidarity at Lavender Law Conference

Lieff Cabraser attorney Kelly M. Dermody spoke as a distinguished panelist at the 29th Annual Lavender Law Conference & Career Fair from August 2-4, 2017 in San Francisco. Ms. Dermody was featured on August 2nd at the panel on “Post-Election Solidarity: Lawyering and Building Alliances Across Race, Gender, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, Immigration Status and Practice Areas.” [Read more…]

Vast Majority of Silicon Valley Sexual Harassment Cases Buried in Shadows of Legal Clauses

Vast Majority of Silicon Valley Sexual Harassment Cases Buried in Shadows of Legal Clauses

Numerous scandals over Silicon Valley workplace misconduct have unfolded recently, particularly with regard to gender discrimination. Although more and more women are coming forward with allegations relating to what is reported to be rampant sexual harassment in the high-tech work environment, there persistent employment and contract policies that work to prevent aggrieved employees from speaking up and taking a stand. [Read more…]

Kelly Dermody Speaks Out on Need for Behavioral Change in the Workplace

Kelly Dermody Speaks Out on Need for Behavioral Change in the Workplace

Lieff Cabraser partner Kelly M. Dermody recently spoke as a featured panelist at the 23rd Annual Women in Technology Summit in San Jose, California addressing gender discrimination in tech. The panel, titled “How To Be A Behavioral Change Agent In The Workplace,” discussed issues and strategies involved in working toward a culture of inclusion and diversity in the tech environment to ultimately shatter the “glass ceiling” that constrains women in the professional realm. [Read more…]