Lawmakers Announce New ‘FAIR Act’ Bill to End Forced Arbitration

Democratic lawmakers today announced a new bill aimed at ending the practice of forced arbitration in employment contracts. The Forced Arbitration Injustice Repeal, or FAIR Act, seeks to end the use of mandatory arbitration clauses, which are often inserted into workers contracts to require that employees waive their right to sue their employers. With the

2019-02-28T13:06:09+00:00February 28th, 2019|Employment Law|

Passage of NY Child Victims Act Presents Vital Opportunity for Survivors of Sexual Abuse at Rockefeller Hospital to Seek Redress

In 2018 The New York Times published an explosive article detailing a widespread pattern of sexual exploitation and abuse by now-deceased Dr. Reginald Archibald at New York’s Rockefeller University Hospital in a staggering range of incidents dating as far back as the 1950s and extending to a thousand patients or more. Now that New York

2019-02-27T13:55:08+00:00February 27th, 2019|Personal Injury, Sexual Abuse|

Elizabeth Cabraser and Annika K. Martin to Serve as Faculty in March 2019 Duke University Mass Tort MDL Certificate Program

The Duke Law School Bolch Judicial Institute is holding an intensive 3-day mass-tort MDL instructional program from March 13-15, 2019. Faculty will include five experienced MDL judges, five preeminent mass-tort lead counsel, and 13 lawyers who have chaired specific-task MDL committees. The program is designed for plaintiff lawyers interested in getting into the tort and

2019-02-26T15:57:42+00:00February 26th, 2019|Firm News|

Four Lieff Cabraser Attorneys Recognized as 2019 Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers

Lawdragon legal magazine  has published its annual listing of the 500 “Leading Lawyers in America,” which includes Lieff Cabraser partners Elizabeth J. Cabraser, Kelly M. Dermody, Eric Fastiff, and Richard Heimann. Selected from a combination of editorial research by Lawdragon staff, law firm submissions, and other online nominations, the Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers list is a mark of distinction in the legal profession

2019-02-26T13:20:32+00:00February 26th, 2019|Awards, Firm News|

Brendan Glackin and Dean Harvey to Speak at Santa Clara University School of Law Antitrust Symposium

Lieff Cabraser partners Brendan Glackin and Dean Harvey will speak at the “Antitrust and Silicon Valley: New Themes and Direction in Competition Law and Policy” symposium at the Santa Clara University School of Law on Friday, March 1, 2019. The event, co-sponsored by the California Lawyers Association: Antitrust, UCL & Privacy Section, will feature a number

2019-02-25T14:10:48+00:00February 25th, 2019|Antitrust, Firm News|

Lexi Hazam Profiled in Plaintiff Magazine

Plaintiff Magazine has profiled Lieff Cabraser partner Lexi J. Hazam in a piece entitled, “Multidistrict Litigator Stares Down Big Pharma and Others with Help From Her Anthropological Background.” The profile describes Lexi’s journey from earning a master’s degree in cultural anthropology from Stanford University to thoughts of going on for a Ph.D, to a career

2019-02-21T12:49:52+00:00February 21st, 2019|Firm News|

Kelly Dermody to Receive 2019 ABA Margaret Brent Women Lawyers of Achievement Award

Lieff Cabraser partner Kelly Dermody has been named as a recipient of the American Bar Association’s (ABA) Margaret Brent Women Lawyers of Achievement Award, considered by many to be the highest award for women in the legal profession. Kelly will accept the award along with the four other 2019 recipients at the ABA’s Annual Meeting

2019-02-20T12:49:14+00:00February 20th, 2019|Awards, Firm News|

Dean Harvey Discusses Two-Sided Markets and Antitrust Law at California Lawyers Association Webinar

Lieff Cabraser partner Dean M. Harvey is teaching a webinar on “Antitrust Analysis in Two-Sided Markets” for the California Lawyers Association (CLA) from 12:00-1:00pm on February 21, 2019. The webinar is being put together by the Antitrust, UCL & Privacy Section of the CLA and will feature a panel discussion that will explore the treatment

2019-02-19T11:46:08+00:00February 19th, 2019|Antitrust, Firm News|

Powerful CNN Op-ed by Tyndall Sexual Assault Survivor: “A USC Gynecologist Shattered My Illusions”

CNN has published a striking opinion piece written by USC alumna, Meggie Kwait, one of the thousands of women who allegedly suffered sexual abuse by the former head gynecologist at the USC health center. Ms. Kwait recounts her own horrific experience and expresses her support for the recent settlement of the federal class action lawsuit

2019-02-15T11:33:25+00:00February 15th, 2019|Sexual Abuse|

Mark Chalos Provides Written Comments on Proposed Federal Civil Rules Changes

The Judicial Conference Advisory Committee on Civil Rules has convened to review proposed changes to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 30(b)(6), the first major changes since the rule was first adopted in the early 1970s. The changes relate to pretrial identification and review of individuals designated by corporations to testify on the corporation’s behalf in

2019-02-15T09:45:45+00:00February 15th, 2019|Firm News|