Female Lawyers Continue to Struggle with Shattering the Glass Ceiling

Female Lawyers Continue to Struggle with Shattering the Glass Ceiling

Over the past five years, only 16.5% of lead attorney spots have gone to female lawyers in the still largely male-dominated realm of multidistrict litigation (MDLs). In spite of the progress women have made in the law generally, and some growth in MDL leadership positions, female lawyers are still outnumbered 3 to 1 in MDLs by their male counterparts, reports Law360. [Read more…]

National Law Journal Names Lieff Cabraser as One of Nine 2016 “Elite Trial Lawyer” Firms

National Law Journal Names Lieff Cabraser as One of Nine 2016 “Elite Trial Lawyer” Firms

The National Law Journal has selected Lieff Cabraser for its 2016 “Elite Trial Lawyers” list in the category of Class Action. The Elite Trial Lawyers award recognizes “law firms that achieved high-dollar recoveries for clients and that did some of the most creative and significant work on the plaintiffs side.” Lieff Cabraser was a co-winner for Class Action with the Cohen Milstein firm. [Read more…]

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…]