Lieff Cabraser partner Katherine Lubin Benson will be featured as a distinguished speaker at the American Bar Association’s 25th Annual National Institute on Class Actions, taking place September 9–10, 2021 in Austin, Texas. On day two of the conference (9/10), Katherine will speak during a panel entitled “Don’t Squat on Your Spurs: Ethical Issues in Class Actions Involving Injury and Experts,” where she will discuss the ethical, strategic, and policy concerns created when appellate decisions wrangle over what constitutes injury-in-fact.

The two-day in-person event will give attendees access to gain practical class action insight from prominent circuit and district court judges, and to learn the latest practical developments in class action law, including trial techniques and best practices for skill sharpening from top professors, in-house counsel, and lawyers.

For more information and to register for the conference, visit the ABA website.

About Katherine Lubin Benson

A partner in Lieff Cabraser’s San Francisco office, Katherine Lubin Benson specializes in securities and derivative suits and antitrust class actions. She was one of the firm lawyers heading the shareholder derivative action against Wells Fargo’s current and former officers and directors arising from the bank’s massive illicit sales practices scandal, which settled for a $240 million cash payment and corporate governance reforms in late 2018. The settlement received final approval in April 2020, and represents the largest insurer-funded derivative settlement in history. Lieff Cabraser’s work on the case was recognized by the American Antitrust Institute, which honored the firm with the 2020 Outstanding Private Practice Antitrust Achievement award. Katherine was awarded AAI’s Outstanding Antitrust Litigation Achievement by a Young Lawyer award for her contributions to the case.

Katherine was recently named as one of six lawyer representatives to the Ninth Circuit Judicial Counsel for the 2020-2023 term, and currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Northern District Practice Program, which provides continuing legal education programing for judges and practitioners in the district. She also serves on the Board of Directors of the East Bay Community Law Center, a non-profit affiliated with Berkeley Law providing free legal services to low-income communities.

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