The National Law Journal has named Lieff Cabraser attorney Elizabeth J. Cabraser to its inaugural list of Litigation Trailblazers & Pioneers. Fifty of the nation’s top litigators were chosen based on their “remarkable successes” as well as “deep passion and perseverance in pursuit of their mission.”
Cabraser possesses unparalleled expertise in complex civil litigation, serving in leadership roles in scores of cases that have resulted in landmark settlements, verdicts, and precedent-setting rulings, including the Exxon Valdez oil spill disaster, smoker and multi-state tobacco litigation, Fen-Phen (diet drugs), and Holocaust era bank and insurance companies litigation.
Commenting on the Holocaust litigation, Cabraser noted, “The highest and best use of the U.S. court system is to do what other courts in other countries can’t and won’t do.” Lieff Cabraser donated its attorneys’ fees in the Swiss Banks case, in the amount of $1.5 million, to endow a Human Rights clinical chair at Columbia University Law School.
Looking at the future of the law, and specifically how to preserve access to the courts for consumers, investors and other claimants, Cabraser stated to The National Law Journal, “The paradox is that protect our individual interests and rights, we have to band together. Otherwise litigation is too expensive.”