On June 23, 2021 at 1:00 pm EDT, Lieff Cabraser partner Annika K. Martin will speak as part of the Practising Law Institute virtual program, “Understanding Nuances of Civil Sexual Assault Lawsuits, Pursuing Criminal Charges and Lessons Learned.” Annika and the other program faculty will discuss lessons learned from their own civil sexual assault cases, and explore broader trends on the horizon that could be helpful for other lawyers.

Topics to be addressed include:

  • Examples of the power of sexual assault litigation with key cases (WeinsteinNCAAUSC/University of Michigan) [40 minutes]
  • Larger trends in sexual assault litigation, including holding boards of directors and networks accountable, governing associations and sex trafficking [10 minutes]
  • Working with the police and DA to provide criminal charges [10 minutes]

For more information and to register, visit the PLI’s website.

About Annika K. Martin

A partner in Lieff Cabraser’s New York office, Annika K. Martin served as co-lead counsel for plaintiff abuse victims in the USC student sexual abuse lawsuit that led to a $215 million settlement with USC and Dr. Tyndall and significant institutional changes. She is currently representing men who were sexually abused as students by University of Michigan physician Robert Anderson.

Annika also represents plaintiffs in class action and mass tort litigation concerning consumer fraudenvironmental issues, and products liability. She served as co-lead counsel for plaintiffs in the successful national consumer fraud class action brought against General Motors Company over allegedly defective air conditioning systems, and has a similar role in the more recent similar product defect case against Mercedes over their allegedly defective vehicle HVAC systems.

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.

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