Case Center – All Practice Areas
Lieff Cabraser is at the forefront of innovative and landmark cases promoting fair competition in the marketplace. We assist companies, governments, and consumers affected by anticompetitive conduct by assessing market circumstances and advising whether and how to pursue legal action.
Civil Rights and Social Justice
Since its founding in 1972, Lieff Cabraser has dedicated its practice to challenging institutional misconduct and helping advance social justice. As the firm has grown, so has its docket of cases. For three decades, Lieff Cabraser has maintained a dedicated practice focused on racial and gender equity, and employment civil rights. In particular, Lieff Cabraser’s Civil Rights and Social Justice Practice Group prosecutes cases challenging systemic inequality and historic exclusion.
We are determined consumer protection attorneys. Lieff Cabraser advises consumers as well as businesses whether and how to pursue legal action to halt and obtain compensation for the deceptive practices of large corporations. With a blend of courage, superior legal skills, and high principles, we protect our clients’ interests and help them achieve their goals by winning highly-complex consumer protection lawsuits against those that have defrauded consumers.
Lieff Cabraser’s Privacy & Cybersecurity practice group is a nationally-recognized leader in the pursuit of preserving people’s privacy against the pervasive intrusions of digital technology into our all aspects of our daily lives. Lieff Cabraser has a proven and track record of successfully taking-on the powerhouses of Big Data and social media. The Privacy & Cybersecurity practice group’s honors include the National Law Journal’s 2019 Elite Trial Lawyers award for privacy and data breach litigation and Law360’s 2017 Data Privacy Practice Group of the Year.
Lieff Cabraser has successfully litigated and settled hundreds of product defect-related class action lawsuits in federal and state courts, including dozens of cases requiring manufacturers to remedy a defect, extend warranties, and refund to consumers the cost of repairing the defective product. Working with co-counsel, we have achieved judgments and settlements that have recovered more than $4.7 billion in cash in these cases, as well as other valuable relief, such as product fixes and extended warranties.
Lieff Cabraser’s nationally-recognized employment lawyers are litigating many of the most significant employment class action lawsuits in our nation today. These cases challenge gender and race discrimination, where female or minority employees are not hired, are paid less than their white male counterparts, or are given fewer opportunities to advance at the company; policies requiring hourly workers to report to work early, stay late, or work through breaks for no pay (off-the-clock work); policies classifying employees as salaried who should have been classified as hourly workers and received overtime pay; and pension plan abuses under Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) claims on behalf of employees and retirees.
Lieff Cabraser possesses the expertise and financial resources to thoroughly investigate environmental cases and hold the defendants accountable. We have successfully prosecuted cases against many of the world’s most powerful corporations, obtaining compensation for businesses, families, and property owners harmed by toxic environmental exposures.
False Claims Act – Whistleblower Cases
Lieff Cabraser represents whistleblowers who uncover fraud on the government in a wide range of Qui Tam / False Claims Act cases, including medicare and healthcare fraud, defense contractor fraud, securities and financial fraud, insurance fraud, and many other false claims. We have the resources, experience, and skill to appropriately investigate even the largest and most complex matters and pursue them all the way through trial.
Personal Injury & Mass Tort
Lieff Cabraser has played a leading role in many of the largest, most important personal injury law and wrongful death lawsuits in the U.S. These cases have involved negligent conduct as well as a vast range of defective products — from dangerous prescription drugs and faulty medical devices to unsafe vehicles and consumer products. In many cases, we assisted our clients in persuading the corporate defendants to issue recalls or improve their safety procedures for the protection of all consumers and patients.
Personal Injury and Mass Tort Practice Areas
Securities & Financial Fraud
Lieff Cabraser represents investors across America in class, direct (opt-out), derivative, and other actions. Our clients are public pension funds, union funds, and non-public institutional investors including mutual funds, as well as high net-worth and individual investors. Lieff Cabraser securities attorneys have tried two federal securities class actions to jury verdicts, prevailing in both, including a $170 million verdict. Working with co-counsel, we have achieved verdicts, judgments, and settlements in excess of $2.1 billion for our clients in securities and investor fraud cases.
Driven by a strong sense of social responsibility, our attorneys uphold the highest standards of professional behavior. In each case we litigate, we seek to obtain the maximum recovery under the law for our clients and to promote greater corporate responsibility and enhance the integrity of the marketplace for all investors.
Lieff Cabraser has successfully represented survivors across the U.S. who have been victimized by sexual violence and sexual abuse. We treat every client with individual care, respect, and deep compassion as we bring our comprehensive legal skills forward on each case. We have a dedicated team of lawyers, nurse consultants, and paralegals experienced in working with and listening to survivors who work closely with every client in every case to see that justice is won.