Lieff Cabraser partners Annika K. Martin and Kelly McNabb will be featured as distinguished speakers at the Complex Litigation E-Discovery Forum’s (CLEF) annual conference taking place this Thursday and Friday, May 5 – 6, 2022, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Annika will address proportionality on May 5th, while Kelly will speak on “What’s New in Defendants’ ESI Playbook and Strategies?” on the 6th.

The Complex Litigation e-Discovery Forum (CLEF) is a collective of Plaintiffs lawyers, coming together to fill a void in the industry to meet the needs of litigators in the e-discovery space. CLEF’s mission is to educate, empower, and advocate for Plaintiffs in e-discovery.  CLEF provides members with in-person and virtual educational opportunities, topical literature and legal resources, as well as an online forum for sharing ideas and strategies. Annika is a Co-Founder of CLEF and serves on the organization’s executive team, while Kelly is an incoming Board Member.

About Annika K. Martin

Annika K. MartinA 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.

About Kelly McNabb

Kelly McnabbA partner in Lieff Cabraser’s New York office, Kelly McNabb represents plaintiffs in class action and mass tort litigation concerning products liability. She has represented people and families who have been injured by dangerous and defective products manufactured by medical device and pharmaceutical companies. Kelly has played an integral role in litigation in state and federal courts across the country against manufacturers such as Zimmer, Stryker, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Johnson & Johnson, Daiichi-Sankyo, Olympus, and Bayer. Kelly has dedicated her practice to holding corporations accountable for injuries that devastate her clients.

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