We are pleased to announce that the Daily Journal (subscription) has named Lieff Cabraser partners Elizabeth Cabraser and Sarah London to its annual listing of “Top Plaintiff Lawyers in California.” The awards recognize the top-performing plaintiff lawyers across the state.
Elizabeth is recognized for her work as part of a team representing the City and County of San Francisco against opioid manufacturers and distributors for their role in creating and perpetuating the prescription opioid crisis still devastating communities across the U.S. In July 2022, the team secured a $54 million settlement with some of the defendants, and later that year Walgreens agreed to pay the city $230 million after a bench trial court found it liable for substantially contributing to the opioid crisis in San Francisco
The Journal named Sarah for her groundbreaking work in the Juul injury/predatory marketing MDL, which accuses Juul and its owners Altria/Phillip Morris of predatory marketing, design defects, intentional misrepresentation, and fraudulent concealment in their marketing of e-cigarettes. Her work led to four historic settlements announced in late 2022 with Juul as well as a comprehensive and historic $235 million settlement with Altria. In addition to providing monetary relief to thousands of plaintiffs, the settlements have also helped enforce mandatory changes to Juul/Altria’s marketing and other practices, aiming to curb and contain youth vaping.
Congratulations to Elizabeth and Sarah on this prestigious and well-deserved recognition!
About Elizabeth J. Cabraser
Elizabeth Cabraser is one of the nation’s leading class action litigators, possessing unparalleled expertise in complex civil litigation. She has served as court-appointed lead, co-lead, or class counsel in scores of federal multi-district and state coordinated proceedings, and currently serves in leadership positions in several of the nation’s highest profile civil cases, including a solo leadership role in the VW “Clean Diesel” Emissions case, and co-lead positions in the GM ignition switch defect and Takata defective airbag cases, the Fiat Chrysler Jeep Dodge diesel emissions fraud litigation, the Generic Drugs Pricing antitrust litigation, and the National Prescription Opiates litigation.
About Sarah R. London
A leader in the plaintiffs’ bar, Lieff Cabraser partner Sarah R. London is a determined, skilled, and experienced advocate for the injured, employees, and consumers. Sarah has risen to national prominence as a result of appointments to and success in leadership roles in multiple pivotal lawsuits, including in recently-filed sexual abuse litigation against Uber as well as in her role as Co-Lead & Liaison Counsel for plaintiffs in the Juul injury/predatory marketing MDL, where her work led to four historic settlements announced in late 2022 with defendant Juul as well as a comprehensive and historic $235 million settlement that was reached between additional defendant Altria and plaintiffs in the midst of a subsequent JUUL bellwether trial. In 2020, Sarah was appointed to the Plaintiffs’ Executive Committee in the Gilead HIV Drug Kidney & Bone Injuries Litigation, and in 2019, Sarah was named Subclass Settlement Counsel in In re Flint Water Cases. Sarah also serves in lead roles in multiple women’s health cases, including as Liaison Counsel in the state court coordinated proceedings involving the destruction of hundreds of frozen eggs and embryos at San Francisco’s Pacific Fertility Center.