The fourth annual Complex Litigation E-Discovery forum will be held September 27-28, 2018 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The event’s second discussion group, “Proportionality Three Years After the Amendments” at 10:45-11:45 on September 28th will be led by Lieff Cabraser partner Annika K. Martin along with co-leaders Jacksy Bilsborrow of Weitz & Luxenberg and Zachary Wool of Barrios Kingsdorf & Casteix. The discussion will revisit the December 2015 amendments to the Federal Rules, exploring what experience and case law have revealed to be the most effective strategy for plaintiffs to ensure they have a full opportunity to pursue discovery.
An active leader in the legal community, Annika serves as Co-Chair of AAJ’s Class Action Litigation Group, leads drafting teams for publications of the Duke Law School Center for Judicial Studies, and is on the Steering Committee for the Sedona Conference’s Working Group 1. Annika also speaks and writes regularly on issues of class actions, mass torts, and e-discovery.
Sponsored by Meta-e Discovery, this invitation-only event for plaintiffs’ side complex litigation attorneys provides a forum for counsel to share experiences, lessons learned, and best practices to address electronic discovery issues unique to the plaintiffs’ bar. By inviting key players from the plaintiffs’ bar to discuss e-discovery issues, the forum is intended to be a place to advance best practices for plaintiff attorneys handling e-discovery issues in complex cases.
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.