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 shift that led her to law school in the expectation that as a lawyer she could have a more direct positive impact on people’s lives.
Describing her decision to choose law, Lexi notes “I was feeling like I, in a more immediate fashion, was making a difference in some of the issues important to me, and I thought that cultural anthropology plays a big role in the law. And I still think that today. There’s a lot of synergy between my two fields.”
As a partner in Lieff Cabraser’s San Francisco office and co-leader of the firm’s Mass Tort practice group, Lexi now routinely faces off against the world’s largest corporations in large, often nationwide litigation — representing clients harmed by dangerous prescription drugs, defective medical devices, fraudulent government contractors and, most recently, catastrophic California wildfires.
When asked what words she lives by, Lexi quoted the influential American cultural anthropologist, Margaret Mead: “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”
About Lexi Hazam
An emergent leader within the plaintiffs’ bar, Lexi Hazam represents clients in mass torts cases and qui tam actions, as well as complex class actions. In addition to her leadership roles in the Abilify MDL litigation, she has also been appointed by the court overseeing the nationwide Benicar MDL litigation to the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee therein and serves as Co-Chair of the Benicar MDL Plaintiffs’ Science and Experts Committee. Lexi has also spoken at several conferences on the Abilify cases, along with Benicar injuries and lawsuits and recent cases filed by Lieff Cabraser on behalf of victims of the 2017 California fires and related mudslides. In 2016, Lexi was elected as Chair Elect of the American Association for Justice’s Section on Toxic, Environmental, and Pharmaceutical Torts (STEP) after previously serving as vice-chair. In 2018, Lexi was also elected as Vice-Chair of the American Association for Justice’s Section on Qui Tam Litigation after previously serving as Co-Secretary.