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LJH Speaks at ABA Toxic Torts Conference

Lexi Hazam to Discuss Climate Change Litigation at ABA Toxic Torts and Environmental Law Conference

Lieff Cabraser partner Lexi J. Hazam will be a featured panelist at the American Bar Association’s 28th Annual Spring CLE Meeting: Toxic Torts & Environmental Law Committee Conference, in Coronado, California, running April 4-6, 2019. Lexi’s panel will discuss the recurrence of natural disasters across the U.S., resulting in ongoing damage to property, the environment, and loss of life. Subtopics include recent California wildfires and mudslides, hurricanes in the Southeast, and flooding taking place from coast to coast. Experienced plaintiff, defense, and government attorneys will discuss these disasters, their possible link to climate change, and how litigation on this topic has evolved.

Other Toxic Torts & Environmental Law conference panel topics include The Future of Asbestos Litigation, PFA’s in the Water and Soil, The Plaintiff Lawyer’s Perspective on Toxic Torts, The Trajectory of Causation Theories, Recent Developments on Legionella, Recent Trends in Food and Beverage Labeling Litigation, and Ethical Considerations in Litigating Toxic Tort Cases.

View the full ABA Toxic Torts & Environmental Law Conference agenda.

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 spoken at multiple conferences on the Abilify cases, along with others on Benicar injuries and lawsuits and recent California wildfire and mudslide cases.

Lexi currently represents plaintiffs who suffered losses in the 2017 North Bay Wine Country fires, serving in leadership roles in lawsuits against PG&E as Co-Chair of the Class Action Committee and on the Individual Plaintiffs’ Executive Committee, as well in litigation against Southern California Edison on behalf of those who whose homes, businesses, and lives were devastated by the Thomas Fire and mudslides in Southern California in late 2017 and early 2018, where she serves as Co-Lead Counsel. 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.