Kelly Dermody, Esq.

Managing Partner, San Francisco Office, Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein
341 - Luncheon with Keynote Panel: How To Be a Behavioral Change Agent in the Workplace

The Managing Partner of Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein's San Francisco office and chair of Lieff Cabrasers employment practice group, Kelly M. Dermody specializes in class and collective actions on behalf of plaintiffs in employment and consumer cases. Ms. Carmody supervises many of the most significant and challenging employment class action lawsuits in our nation today, including complaints brought by female and minority professionals alleging gender and race discrimination by top Wall Street and Silicon Valley firms, wage suppression claims against technology companies, overtime pay lawsuits against nationally prominent corporations, and ERISA claims that she has tried on behalf of employees and retirees for pension plan abuses.

In addition to spearheading employment lawsuits, Ms. Carmody represents consumers in consumer protection cases. In 2006, California Lawyer magazine awarded her its California Lawyer Attorney of the Year Award for her successful prosecution of several class action lawsuits against California's main hospital chains for charging the uninsured exorbitant and unconscionable prices for medical care. Under settlements in these cases, uninsured patients received more than $1 billion in refunds or bill adjustments. Ms. Carmody is a leader in organizations devoted to serving the public interest, improving access to justice, and ensuring that the rights of historically disenfranchised persons are protected. In 2012 she served as President of the Bar Association of San Francisco, and was a member of its Board of Directors from 2005 to 2012. She earned an A.B. magna cum laude from Harvard University, and a J.D. from the University of California at Berkeley.