Lieff Cabraser founding partner Elizabeth J. Cabraser has been selected by Law360 as a “Titan of the Plaintiffs Bar” for 2018. The publication named 10 plaintiffs’ attorneys who have “strategically shaped outcomes, acted as champions to their clients, and won massive settlements,” a list that includes Ms. Cabraser, who achieved outstanding success in the Volkswagen “Clean Diesel” emissions fraud litigation.
Last given in 2014, the “Titans of the Plaintiffs Bar” awards recognize lawyers who “not only excel in the courtroom in large-scale litigation, but also take on leadership roles at their firms.” In-depth profiles of each chosen attorney will roll out over the next few weeks.
Law360’s announcement notes Ms. Cabraser’s unique involvement as sole lead plaintiffs’ counsel and chair of the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee in the multidistrict litigation over the Volkswagen “Clean Diesel” consumer fraud emissions scandal, where over 1,000 lawsuits were corralled into litigation against the automaker in San Francisco federal court in 2016 after VW publicly admitted that it had rigged emissions testing and production in the diesel engines of approximately 11 million vehicles worldwide. U.S. settlements in this case totaled more than $15 billion. The case is In Re: Volkswagen “Clean Diesel” Marketing, Sales Practices and Products Liability Litigation, MDL 2672 (N.D. Cal.).
Congratulations to Elizabeth on this extraordinary accomplishment!
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, Generic Drugs Pricing antitrust litigation, and the National Prescription Opiates litigation.