We are pleased to announce that Law360 has selected Lieff Cabraser attorney Annika K. Martin as a Class Action Rising Star for 2018 (subscription). There are few other plaintiff lawyers on the list, and Annika is the only female attorney chosen in her section.
Law360 notes that the Rising Star awards “recognize attorneys under 40 who have demonstrated outstanding career accomplishments.” Editors recognized 168 attorneys out of the more than 1,200 submissions from 80 law firms across 36 different practice areas. The nationwide legal news service will publish a short profile on Ms. Martin, along with the other honorees, in the coming weeks. The winners of Law360’s Rising Stars are top litigators and dealmakers practicing at a level usually seen from veteran attorneys.
About Annika K. Martin
A partner in Lieff Cabraser’s New York office, Annika K. Martin represents plaintiffs in class action and mass tort litigation concerning consumer fraud, environmental issues, and products liability. In April 2018, Annika was named Co-Lead Counsel for Plaintiffs in the national consumer fraud class action MDL against General Motors Company on behalf of all persons who purchased or leased certain GM vehicles equipped with an allegedly defective air conditioning system. Annika is also currently representing women who were sexually abused by gynecologist George Tyndall, M.D., in a class action against Tyndall and the University of Southern California.
Annika represented individuals, property owners, and business owners across the Gulf Coast in class action litigation against BP, Transocean, Halliburton, and other companies responsible for the 2010 blowout on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig which resulted in the worst oil spill in U.S. history. Annika was deeply involved in negotiating, implementing, and gaining court approval for the economic and medical class action settlements with BP that are compensating hundreds of thousands of victims of the tragedy.
Annika has also represented plaintiffs with physical and economic injuries arising from GM vehicles with defective ignition switches, and patients nationwide suffering from the widespread outbreak of meningitis and other serious maladies caused by contaminated medication. Annika is the current co-chair of AAJ’s Class Action Litigation Group.