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Why VW Should Fear Elizabeth Cabraser

Why VW Should Fear Elizabeth Cabraser

German publication Die Zeit recently published an in-depth profile of Lieff Cabraser partner and co-founder Elizabeth J. Cabraser, newly appointed sole lead class counsel in charge of conducting the U.S. nationwide multi-district litigation on Volkswagen’s “clean diesel” emissions fraud. Chosen by U.S. District Judge Charles Breyer, Ms. Cabraser was one of more than 150 attorneys seeking lead roles in this litigation. The profile was then picked up and translated for English-language publication by Handelsblatt Global Edition.

The profile examines Ms. Cabraser’s journey as a lawyer and how she got into the legal field. She originally desired to be a law librarian because “she thought she was too slight of stature and her voice too weak.” Over time, Ms. Cabraser found her calling with solving the problems of thousands of aggrieved and injured individuals through the instrument of the law.

According to the article, “Class action court cases often are competitive battles between lawyers who present themselves as powerfully eloquent champions of justice. But Ms. Cabraser comes across instead like a friendly, capable head of the local library.”

More than 500 class action cases in the United States have been filed against the German automaker. The first court date for the VW litigation will take place this Thursday in San Francisco. Learn more about the VW, Audi & Porsche Emission Violations Lawsuits.

“In class action suits, it’s about being taught a lesson,” explained Ms. Cabraser.

Read the full Handelsblatt Global Edition article here. Note: subscription is required, but interested visitors can get a free one-month trial access without providing payment.

About Elizabeth J. Cabraser

Under Elizabeth Cabraser’s leadership, Lieff Cabraser has become one of the country’s largest law firms serving clients seeking redress for financial and consumer fraud, anti-competitive practices, harmful drugs and products, and illegal employment practices. For over three decades, Ms. Cabraser has made sure that our firm remains dedicated to its core values.

A partner and co-founder of Lieff Cabraser’s San Francisco office, Ms. Cabraser chairs the firm’s personal injury and environmental litigation practice groups. One of the nation’s leading class action litigators and possessing unparalleled expertise in complex civil litigation, she has served as court-appointed lead, co-lead, or class counsel in scores of federal multi-district and state coordinated proceedings. These cases include multi-state tobacco, the Exxon Valdez disaster, Breast Implants, Fen-Phen (Diet Drugs), Vioxx, Toyota sudden acceleration, numerous securities/investment fraud cases, and Holocaust litigation.

Today, she serves in court-appointed leadership positions in several of the nation’s highest profile civil cases, such as VW “Clean Diesel” Emissions case, GM ignition switch defect, and Takata defective airbag litigation.