As a firm, Lewis & Llewellyn is committed to fighting the epidemic of sexual abuse in America. Last month, Becca Furman spoke at the The Worldwide #MeToo Movement: Global Resistance to Sexual Harassment and Violence Conference, hosted by Berkeley Law. The conference brought together legal scholars and practitioners from around the world to examine the systemic issues that permit sexual harassment. Becca spoke about the effect of non-disclosure agreements on the #MeToo movement, including 2019 changes to California law that limit the confidentiality provisions in settlement agreements.
Additionally, last month Becca Furman and Ryan Erickson spoke at a Bar Association of San Francisco panel on Civil Litigation of Sexual Assault Cases in the #MeTooEra. Joined by Deputy Attorney General Missy Kendra, the panel focused on how to bring a civil lawsuit on behalf of men, women, and children who have survived sexual abuse.