Lieff Cabraser attorneys Elizabeth J. Cabraser and Annika K. Martin spoke at the 2017 Women En Mass (WEM) conference at the St. Regis Aspen Resort in Colorado. Now in its fifth year, Women En Mass invites female mass tort attorneys from across the U.S. to an annual retreat to discuss issues specific to women in the legal realm, “from the boardroom to the courtroom.”
Ms. Cabraser was featured on Judge’s Panel that included a question and answer session entitled “Strategies and Considerations for MDLs – What Works and What Doesn’t Work,” while Ms. Martin appeared on the panel “Understanding why Electronically Stored Information and Protective Orders are So Sexy.”
About Women en Mass
Founded and hosted by Aimee Wagstaff of Andrus Wagstaff, Women En Mass brings together the best and brightest female mass tort attorneys to discuss issues that affect women. The forum provides the lawyers with a chance to bond with their fellow attorneys, strengthen existing relationships, and create new connections in one of the most beautiful places in the Western United States. “The world may have changed a great deal for women in America over the last 100 years, but there’s still work to be done.” WEM provides a perfect opportunity to work toward solutions that can make a positive impact on the lives of women everywhere.
About Elizabeth Cabraser
A name partner and co-founder of Lieff Cabraser, Elizabeth 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, and the recently-filed Fiat Chrysler Jeep Dodge diesel emissions fraud litigation.
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.