Kelly Dermody Discusses Female Roles as First Chairs at Trial

Female Roles as First Chairs at Trial

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 Receives Cy Pres Award to Help Low-Income Communities

California Rural Legal Assistance Receives Cy Pres Award to Help Low-Income Communities

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…]

Justice & Diversity Center Receives Largest Cy Pres Award in Its History

Justice & Diversity Center Receives Largest Cy Pres Award in Its History

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 at National Conference on Equal Employment Opportunity Law

Lieff Cabraser Attorneys at National Conference on Equal Employment Opportunity Law

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…]

Lasting Effects of the Silicon Valley No-Poach Case Spread

High-Tech No Poach Case

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…]

Lawdragon 500 Recognizes Kelly Dermody and Elizabeth Cabraser

Kelly Dermody Elizabeth Cabraser Recognized by Lawdragon

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.”

Business Insider Zeroes in on Age Discrimination in Tech

Kelly Dermody Comments on Ageism in Tech

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…]

Kelly Dermody to Speak at ABA Labor & Employment Law Section Plenary Diversity Luncheon

Kelly Dermody ABA Plenary Diversity Luncheon

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…]

Kelly Dermody to be Inducted into the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers

Kelly M. Dermody to be Inducted into the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers

On Saturday November 7th, Lieff Cabraser partner Kelly M. Dermody will be inducted into the College of Labor & Employment Lawyers. Founded in 1995, the College honors the leading practitioners of labor and employment law with at least 20 years’ experience in the field. [Read more…]

Kelly Dermody to Discuss Impact of Implicit Bias on Professional Women

Kelly Dermody to Discuss Impact of Implicit Bias on Professional Women

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.

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Daily Journal Recognizes Kelly Dermody as a Leading California Employment Lawyer

Daily Journal Recognizes Kelly Dermody as a Leading California Employment Lawyer

For the fifth consecutive year, the Daily Journal has named Kelly M. Dermody, the chair of Lieff Cabraser’s employment practice group and Managing Partner of the firm’s San Francisco office, to its annual list of the 75 Top Labor and Employment Lawyers in California.

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Championing Marriage Equality

Championing Marriage Equality

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.

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EEOC Issues Landmark Ruling in Transgender Employee Rights Case

EEOC Issues Landmark Ruling in Transgender Employee Rights Case

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.

 

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Kelly Dermody Addresses U.S. Naval Group on Equal Rights for Women in the Workplace

Kelly Dermody Addresses U.S. Naval Group on Equal Rights for Women in the Workplace

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.

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Kelly Dermody Speaks at the Bar Association of San Francisco CLE Panel

Kelly Dermody Speaks at the Bar Association of San Francisco CLE Panel

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.

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