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…]

Kelly Dermody Talks to Law.com About Class Action Waivers in Employment Contracts

Kelly Dermody Talks to Law.com About Class Action Waivers in Employment Contracts

Recently, in a decision expected to have large-scale impact for companies and workers, the U.S. Supreme Court gave its approval to employment contracts that include class action waivers. Law.com spoke with Lieff Cabraser partner Kelly M. Dermody, Chair of the firm’s Employment Law practice group, about the case. As the journal notes, “Dermody is involved in some of the biggest labor and employment class actions around, and has long pushed companies to create and foster equal playing fields for all workers.” [Read more…]

Kelly Dermody Discusses Gender Pay Legislation and Active Equal Pay Litigation Around the Globe at Italy Conference

Kelly Dermody Discusses Gender Pay Legislation and Active Equal Pay Litigation Around the Globe at Italy Conference

Lieff Cabraser employment lawyer Kelly M. Dermody spoke at the American Bar Association (ABA) International Committee Midyear Meeting running May 6-10, 2018 in Milan, Italy. Ms. Dermody was featured on a distinguished panel titled “Equal Pay: Update on Gender Pay Legislation and Active Litigation Around the Globe: What’s Next?” from 9:45-11:00am on Wednesday, May 9. [Read more…]

Goldman Sachs Gender Discrimination Case Gets Class Action Status After 13 Year Battle

Goldman Sachs Gender Discrimination Case Gets Class Action Status After 13 Year Battle

As highlighted in a feature article in Bloomberg Businessweek, a federal judge in New York recently ruled that a former vice president of Goldman Sachs and three other women can now represent as many as 2,300 other current and former Goldman Sachs employees over claims of systemic gender discrimination at the global investment banking giant. After 13 years, dozens of lawyers, and more than 580 docket entries, Cristina Chen-Oster’s case finally won class action status in the Goldman Sachs gender discrimination lawsuit. Bloomberg’s piece provides a detailed history of Chen-Oster’s long struggle as well as the advocacy and unrelenting work of her attorney, Lieff Cabraser partner Kelly M. Dermody. [Read more…]

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…]