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Elimination of Bias

Societal Trends and Legal Changes Brought About by the “#MeToo Movement.”

~ History of the “Me Too” Movement — Harvey Weinstein Sexual Misconduct Allegations,
Investigation, and Ramifications
~ Social Movements Spurring Sexual Misconduct Allegations in Other Powerful Areas of American Life
~ Consequences of the “Me Too” Movement — To victims, accused, third party companies, taxpayers, and stockholders, and To America and Foreign Countries
~ California Statutory Changes and Proposed Legislation in Response to the “Me Too” Movement
~ Thinking Outside the Box: Interventions and Solutions that Can Work

Cox, Desiree

Desiree O. Cox
Attorney at Law

Ms. Cox is a 35-year trial attorney specializing in sexual harassment, wrongful termination, and sexual assault cases. Her background includes representing both plaintiffs and defendants in state and federal courts. She has handled cases before the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals and the U.S. Supreme Court. Ms. Cox is committed to obtaining monetary damages and personal vindication for victims of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation in the workplace and victims of childhood molestation, rape and other sexual assaults by family members, acquaintances, or strangers. She graduated from Hastings College of Law in 1984.

Dermody, Kelly

Kelly M. Dermody
Lieff, Cabraser, Heimann, & Bernstein

Ms. Dermody chairs the firm’s Employment Practice Group and specializes in class and collective actions on behalf of employees. She is a nationally-recognized advocate in the areas of pay equity, #metoo, and diversity and inclusion. She has prosecuted numerous cases challenging unfair hiring, promotion, compensation, and performance systems. In 2012, Ms. Dermody served as President of the Bar Association of San Francisco. She is a member of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers and the American Law Institute, and a past member of the ABA Labor and Employment Law Section Council, where she also previously served as Co-Chair of the Section’s Annual Conference, Committee on Diversity in the Legal Profession, and Equal Employment Opportunity Committee. The Daily Journal has selected Kelly as one of the top 100 attorneys in California, top 75 labor and employment lawyers in California, and top 100 women litigators in California. In 2016, The Recorder awarded her the “Giant Slayer” award for her litigation work. Ms. Dermody was named a 2019 recipient of the ABA’s Margaret Brent Women Lawyers of Achievement Award. She received her B.A. degree from Harvard University and J.D. degree from Berkeley Law School, UC Berkeley.

Fritzinger, Elizabeth

Elizabeth A. Fritzinger
Abbey, Weitzenberg, Warren & Emery

Elizabeth is a partner at Abbey, Weitzenberg, Warren & Emery. Elizabeth specializes in the areas of employment law and civil litigation. She also serves as counsel to businesses in the wine industry, along with other clients in the private sector. Elizabeth provides consulting on a variety of employment law compliance issues and represents employers and employees in court and before administrative agencies. Elizabeth assists clients in developing employment policies and provides guidance on best employment practices, employment/termination decisions, and avoiding employment litigation and claims. In the area of wage and hour laws, Elizabeth helps clients in evaluating employee classifications to identify potential areas of exposure. Elizabeth prepares employee handbooks, employment agreements, independent contractor agreements, and separation agreements/releases for individual terminations and reductions-in-force. Additionally, she develops employee training materials and conducts training sessions.

Date: Thursday, September 19, 2019

Time: Check-In: 11:45 am; Presentation: 12:00 – 1:00 pm

Desiree O. Cox, Attorney at Law
Kelly M. Dermody, Lieff, Cabraser, Heimann, & Bernstein
Elizabeth A. Fritzinger, Abbey, Weitzenberg, Warren & Emery

Place: SCBA Office, 111 Santa Rosa Ave., Ste. 222, Santa Rosa, CA 95404.
NOTE: Parking for this seminar is ONLY available in the Public Parking Garage at 555 First Street.
Do not park in the parking lot at 111 Santa Rosa Avenue.

MCLE: 1.0 Unit Participatory MCLE Credit in Elimination of Bias

Registration Fee:
$60–SCBA Members
$45–SCBA Labor & Employment Members
$45–SCBA Barristers Club Members in First 5 Years of Practice

$20–Students (with proof of current enrollment)

NOTE: Section Discounts are only available by Phone, Fax, USPS Mail, or In-Person.
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Student: $20 (The student discount is now available online for SCBA Student Members. Students who are not members of SCBA may utilize the student discount by downloading the registration form and submitting it with proof of current enrollment to the SCBA Offices. For more information on becoming a member of SCBA, please contact Susan Demers at (707) 542-1190 ext. 18.)

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