The University of California Hastings College of the Law magazine recently interviewed Steven E. Fineman, a graduate of the law school and Lieff Cabraser’s Managing Partner. In discussing our law firm, Fineman stated that the “diversity of our practice and the breadth of our client base make us unique in the plaintiffs’ bar.” He added, “We are constantly proving ourselves. We continue to take on righteous cases in which we hold big companies accountable for wrongful conduct.”
Fineman is a leader in organizations devoted to serving the interests of civil justice and providing access to the courts for all. He served as President of the Public Justice Foundation, a national, nonprofit public interest firm that fights for access to justice, consumer and environmental protection, and civil rights through litigation and education. After 9/11, Fineman and his wife Lori Fineman helped start a Jewish community center and preschool in lower Manhatten.
Today, Fineman serves on the Board of Directors of the New York Region of the Anti-Defamation League, co-chairs the securities litigation group of the American Association for Justice, and is an active member of the American Constitutional Society. Fineman frequently writes and lectures for lawyers and law students on complex litigation, alternative dispute resolution, and law firm management. In summarizing his views on the obligations of attorneys to advance the public good, Fineman observed, “I believe that if you have the opportunity to give back, you should.”