Lieff Cabraser attorney Annika K. Martin will be one of the distinguished speakers on the Litigation At Sunrise (CLE) panel, set to take place Tuesday, February 24 at the American Association for Justice (AAJ) 2015 Winter Convention. The convention will take place in Palm Springs, CA at the Desert Springs JW Marriott Resort & Spa from February 21-25, 2015. Martin will be headlining a talk entitled "An Introduction to Issue Class Certification Under Rule 23(c)(4)."
Martin is a partner in the firm’s New York office and has represented plaintiffs since 2005 in environmental, mass torts, consumer protection, and antitrust and intellectual property cases. For the past five years, Martin has been representing individuals, property owners, and business owners across the Gulf Coast in class action litigation against BP, Transocean, Halliburton, and other companies responsible for the blowout on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig on April 20, 2010, which resulted in the worst oil spill in U.S. history.
Martin is also a key member of LCHB’s court-appointed leadership team in In re General Motors LLC Ignition Switch Litigation, 14-MD-2543 (S.D.N.Y.) representing plaintiffs from all across the U.S. against GM and other defendants for the plaintiffs’ physical and economic injuries caused by GM’s allegedly defective vehicles.
She also has been actively involved in the multi-district litigation concerning the widespread outbreak of meningitis caused by contaminated medication manufactured by New England Compounding Pharmacy, the class action litigation against Honda to recover losses caused by defective window regulators, and the representation of clients in the De Beers, Credit Card, Comcast, and Air Cargo antitrust actions.