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Annika K. Martin and Nick Diamand Re-Elected as AAJ Litigation Group Chairs

Annika K. Martin and Nick Diamand Re-Elected as AAJ Litigation Group Chairs

Lieff Cabraser partners Annika K. Martin and Nicholas Diamand have been re-elected as Co-Chair and Chair of American Association for Justice (AAJ) litigation groups. Ms. Martin has been re-elected as Co-Chair of AAJ’s Class Action Litigation Group. The Class Action Litigation Group creates a forum for attorneys to share ideas, discovery, and litigation strategies, allowing AAJ members to network and work collaboratively on class action cases.

Nicholas Diamand has been re-elected as Chair of the AAJ’s Consumer Privacy/Data Breach Litigation Group. With so much of our daily lives carried on through digital world interactions, improper intrusions are increasingly inevitable, and the opportunities for others to share and profit from our most private information is unprecedented and nearly limitless. AAJ’s Consumer Privacy/Data Breach Litigation Group and its membership works to address, tackle and remedy unlawful violations as well as to advise on policy solutions.

About Class Actions

Class actions are lawsuits brought forward on behalf of groups of similarly-affected people, referred to as “the class.” Two of the largest factors that come into play with class actions are that the issues in dispute be common to all members of the class, and that the individuals affected be so numerous as to make it impracticable to bring them all before the court. Some examples of class actions include consumer claims over defective products, employees subjected to racial, age, or gender discrimination, or patients prescribed medications with dangerous undisclosed side effects. Learn more about Class Action Lawsuits here.

About the American Association for Justice

The American Association for Justice provides trial attorneys with information, professional support and a nationwide network that enables them to most effectively and expertly represent clients. The mission of the American Association for Justice is to promote a fair and effective justice system—and to support the work of attorneys in their efforts to ensure that any person who is injured by the misconduct or negligence of others can obtain justice in America’s courtrooms, even when taking on the most powerful interests. Visit the AAJ online at

About Annika K. Martin

A partner in Lieff Cabraser’s New York office, Ms. Martin represents plaintiffs in class action and mass tort litigation, including plaintiffs with physical and economic injuries resulting from accidents involving GM vehicles sold with a defective ignition switch; patients nationwide suffering from the widespread outbreak of meningitis and other serious maladies caused by contaminated medication; and individuals and businesses across the Gulf Coast harmed by the blowout on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig in class action litigation against BP, Transocean, and Halliburton. She also serves on the Steering Committee of the Complex Litigation E-Discovery Forum.

About Nicholas Diamand

A partner in Lieff Cabraser’s New York office with a practice focused on securitiesdigital privacy, and consumer fraud cases, Mr. Diamand’s case work includes digital privacy litigation against Facebook and LinkedIn, among others, as well as Lieff Cabraser’s cases against the nation’s largest banks for their unfair and deceptive practices in maximizing bank overdraft fees, as well as the litigation of gas royalty underpayment claims in which plaintiffs recovered more than $100 million in cash and future benefits.

Learn more about Lieff Cabraser’s Digital Privacy & Data Security practice area.