Lieff Cabraser partner Annika K. Martin will speak on “Plaintiff Side Litigation” this Saturday, January 25, 2020, at the University of California Public Service Law Conference in Irvine, California.
The panel features five practitioners from a range of public interest issue areas who are all fighting for justice at Plaintiff-side law firms. Attendees will get to hear about what it’s like to be an attorney at a private public-interest-oriented firm taking on big civil and human rights issues. Panelists will discuss their multi-faceted, varied work, which includes human trafficking cases, fighting the opioid epidemic, the PG&E fire cases, taking on the gun industry in the 2017 Las Vegas shooting litigation, and what it was like to serve as class counsel in the USC sexual assault litigation.
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.