Law360, a legal news service, has selected Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein as one of the nation’s Most Feared Plaintiffs Firms of 2014 in its second annual list. Law360 observed that Lieff Cabraser’s active involvement in cases this year, including the litigation against General Motors’ faulty ignition switches, the employment and gender bias case against Goldman Sachs Group, and the $39 million class settlement against Bank of America and Merrill Lynch & Co. Inc. for alleged gender discrimination, has led the law firm to stand out among its peers.
“That diversity is one of our great strengths, which make us unique,” stated Lieff Cabraser managing partner Steven Fineman.
This is the second year that Law360 has honored Lieff Cabraser with this award. For 2014, Law360 recognized ten law firms nationwide to appear on its “Most Feared Plaintiffs Firms” list based on significant settlements and jury verdicts over the past year.
“Among the defense bar, Lieff Cabraser is regarded as a dogged plaintiffs firm whose attorneys stand out in the depth of their research and attentiveness to detail,” Law360 quoted Steve Goff of law firm DLA Piper LLP. “In my experience, they are a plaintiffs firm that not only has high-quality attorneys, but also has good professional ethics. That makes them even more formidable.”