Law360 has published their 2023 list of California “Powerhouse” firms, and we are proud to announce that Lieff Cabraser was named to this year’s listing of six firms that “scored billion-dollar settlements in large class actions, won victories against drug companies that contributed to the opioid epidemic, and managed significant deals even as the state’s legal market shifted and attorneys returned to the office.”

As Law360 puts it, “Lieff Cabraser represented San Francisco in opioid litigation [], helping the city settle with defendants Teva Pharmaceuticals Ltd. and Allergan/AbbVie Inc. for $54 million. The firm also helped craft four global settlements with Juul Labs Inc. and Altria Group Inc. over their marketing of tobacco vape products in litigation that includes close to 10,000 cases.”

Many of these cases have primarily played out in San Francisco and the Bay Area, where the firm is located. “We’ve had a strong showing there, and we’ve been practicing there a long time,” managing partner Steven E. Fineman told Law360. “So I think we have a certain amount of credibility with the bench, not just in Northern California, but also in L.A. and other parts of California.”

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