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…]
California Rural Legal Assistance, Inc. (CRLA) has received a cy pres award of $800,000 to help with their mission in aiding low-income individuals, families, and communities in rural California. Lieff Cabraser partner Kelly Dermody and Eric Gibbs of Girard Gibbs LLP nominated the nonprofit legal service program for this award. [Read more…]
The Justice & Diversity Center of The Bar Association of San Francisco (JDC) has received the largest cy pres award in its history. JDC received $800,000 as part of the conclusion of a settlement of multiple cases filed in California Superior Courts against Providian Financial Corporation. [Read more…]
Lieff Cabraser attorneys Kelly M. Dermody, Anne B. Shaver, and Rachel Geman will be presenting at the American Bar Association (ABA) National Conference on Equal Employment Opportunity Law from March 30-April 2, 2016 at the J.W. Marriott in Austin, Texas. The event will focus on trial practice issues and current legal and policy developments relating to equal employment opportunity and workplace claims. Featured panelists will provide different points of view from the sides of plaintiffs, management, union, the judiciary, and government counsel. [Read more…]
According to The Recorder, “The groundbreaking [High-Tech Antitrust] class action, one of the first to successfully apply antitrust law to employment activity, has ushered in a wave of similar suits targeting California animation studios, North Carolina medical schools, a mixed martial arts promoter and additional tech companies.” [Read more…]
Legal magazine Lawdragon has published its annual listing of the 500 “Leading Lawyers in America,” including Lieff Cabraser’s Kelly Dermody and Elizabeth J. Cabraser. Ms. Cabraser is also highlighted in “The Legends,” a special section “recognizing the 50 lawyers who have made the Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America each year it has been published.”
Lieff Cabraser Employment Practice Group Chair and San Francisco Office Managing Partner Kelly M. Dermody spoke with Business Insider reporter Julie Bolt on aspects of labor law and the tech world. This was part of a Business Insider report on age discrimination in the tech world, where the publication noted that there’s a “deadline of sorts” that hits workers around age 50. [Read more…]
Lieff Cabraser partner Kelly M. Dermody will be speaking at the Plenary Diversity luncheon on Thursday, November 5th at the ABA Labor & Employment Law Section Annual Conference in Philadelphia. The discussion will focus on how racially-charged events in the national spotlight have elevated the need for work cultures that respectfully manage heightened emotions, follow best practices for respectful conversations at work about race relations, and combat stereotyping and implicit bias. The discussion will include partner Luther Wright of Ogletree Deakins and will be moderated by Arkansas Law School Professor Cyndi Nance. [Read more…]
Lieff Cabraser attorney Kelly M. Dermody will participate in a panel discussion entitled “Implicit Bias: Fact or Fiction?” at the Bar Association of San Francisco (BASF) on July 28, 2015. The panel will examine implicit bias and whether it explains the lack of women in positions of power and leadership in law firms and corporations. The discussion is presented by BASF’s No Glass Ceiling Task Force. BASF Executive Director Yolanda Jackson will moderate.
Lieff Cabraser has taken an active role in support of marriage equality in California and nationwide. We believe in the Constitution’s promise of liberty and equality for all. Earlier this year, we joined 378 businesses to ask the United States Supreme Court to strike down state law bans on same-sex marriage in connection with the case of Obergefell v. Hodges, which is being argued before the Court today.
Today Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP and Transgender Law Center announced a groundbreaking decision in the case Lusardi v. McHugh, pending before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency that enforces U.S. laws against workplace discrimination.
On March 10, 2015, Kelly M. Dermody, the managing partner of Lieff Cabraser’s San Francisco office and chair of the firm’s employment practice group, served as the keynote speaker at a celebration of Women’s History Month by the Command Headquarters of the Naval Supply Systems (NAVSUP) in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. Employing a diverse, worldwide workforce of more than 22,500 military and civilian personnel, NAVSUP provides U.S. naval forces with quality supplies and services.
The Bar Association of San Francisco (BASF) presents a CLE panel discussion on "What They Don’t Teach in Law School About How Law Firms Really Work" at the BASF Conference Center on February 23, 2015. Lieff Cabraser attorney Kelly M. Dermody will be one of the distinguished speakers at the event. Topics of discussion will include the different firm models and practice groups, how clients are retained, the common fee arrangements for law firms, and how to succeed in a firm’s internal marketplace.