We are very proud to share that Lieff Cabraser name partner Elizabeth J. Cabraser received the 2016 American Jewish Committee Judge Learned Hand Award on Monday May 23rd in San Francisco, California. The Judge Learned Hand Award is the highest honor the organization presents to individuals in the legal profession.
Each year, the award is given to an individual who embodies the same values as the late Judge Learned Hand, who was renowned for his principles of justice, freedom, and fairness. The award was established to commemorate the late Judge, who was Senior Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit from the years 1924 to 1951.
About The American Jewish Committee (AJC)
For 110 years, AJC has advanced democratic values around the world by promoting pluralism, tolerance, and civil rights. It is the leading global Jewish advocacy organization. The organization responds to global challenges that affect the Jewish people, and advocates for democratic values worldwide.
About Elizabeth J. Cabraser
A name partner and co-founder of Lieff Cabraser, 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. Today, she serves in court-appointed leadership positions in several of the nation’s highest profile civil cases, including a solo leadership role in the VW “Clean Diesel” Emissions case, as well as lead positions in the GM ignition switch defect and Takata defective airbag cases.