Help Lieff Cabraser’s R-23s Support the Family Violence Appellate Project as we Defend Our 2019 Title of “Best Lawyer Band in the Bay Area!”

Lieff Cabraser's Rockin' Band The R-23s

Our first fund-raising challenge ends Thursday, August 6th at noon – we have two days to raise as much money as possible on our voting page to win more screen time in the show with an extra song!

Lieff Cabraser’s in-house rock band, The R-23s, return on October 22 to defend their title of “Best Lawyer Band in the Bay” at the 2020 Family Violence Appellate Project’s (FVAP) virtual Banding Together to End Domestic Violence show. This will be FVAP’s 8th annual attorney battle-of-the-bands fundraiser and fierce competition, featuring bands from California’s most philanthropic law firms and corporate legal teams. [Read more…]

Six Lieff Cabraser Partners Named to Benchmark Litigation’s 2020 “40 & Under Hot List”

Six Lieff Cabraser Partners Named to Benchmark Litigation’s 2020 “40 & Under Hot List”

Benchmark Litigation, “the definitive guide to litigation firms and attorneys in the United States,” has announced this year’s Benchmark 40 & Under Hot List. The list highlights lawyers who are standouts among the top young talent in their respective litigation communities in the United States and Canada. Six Lieff Cabraser partners, Katherine L. BensonNimish R. DesaiSarah R. London, Phong-Chau G. Nguyen, and Anne B. Shaver from the firm’s San Francisco office, and Annika K. Martin from the firm’s New York office, have been selected for honors within this year’s list. [Read more…]

Kelly Dermody Elected Chair-Elect of the ABA Section of Labor & Employment Law

Kelly Dermody Elected Chair-Elect of the ABA Section of Labor & Employment Law

On August 1, 2020, Lieff Cabraser partner Kelly M. Dermody was elected Chair-Elect of the American Bar Association Section of Labor & Employment Law at the ABA annual meeting. The Section’s more than 20,000 members across the U.S. represent all perspectives of labor and employment law: management, union, plaintiff, neutral and public. At next year’s ABA annual meeting, Kelly will ascend automatically to Chair of the Section. She is the first openly LGBTQ person to serve as Chair-Elect in the Section’s 74-year history, and next year will be the first openly LGBTQ Chair. [Read more…]

Daily Journal Recognizes Kelly Dermody & Anne Shaver as Top Labor & Employment Lawyers for 2020

Daily Journal Recognizes Kelly Dermody & Anne Shaver as Top Labor & Employment Lawyers for 2020

We are pleased to announce that the Daily Journal (subscription) has named Lieff Cabraser partners Kelly M. Dermody and Anne B. Shaver as Top Labor & Employment Lawyers for 2020. This is Anne’s third time receiving the award, while Kelly joins the list for the eighth time since 2011. [Read more…]

Mark Chalos & Kenny Byrd Re-Elected to Leadership Roles in the Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association for 2020-2021

Mark Chalos & Kenny Byrd Re-Elected to Leadership Roles in the Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association for 2020-2021

We are pleased to announce that Lieff Cabraser partners Mark P. Chalos and Kenneth S. Byrd have been re-elected to continue in leadership roles in the Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association (TTLA) for the 2020-2021 year. Mark will repeat his position as TTLA Vice President, after earlier serving as Treasurer and Secretary, and Kenny was re-elected to the TTLA Board of Governors. [Read more…]

Brendan Glackin and Dean Harvey Named “Top 2020 Antitrust Lawyers in California”

Brendan Glackin and Dean Harvey Named “Top 2020 Antitrust Lawyers in California”

The Daily Journal (subscription) has named its Top Antitrust Lawyers in California, a list that includes Lieff Cabraser partners Brendan P. Glackin and Dean M. Harvey. Brendan and Dean are featured in the Daily Journal’s “2020 Top Antitrust Lawyers in California” special edition, which discusses their past successes and ongoing case work in individual profiles. [Read more…]

Dean Harvey Discusses Competition in Employment Practices at ABA Antitrust Law Section Teleconference

Dean Harvey Discusses Competition in Employment Practices at ABA Antitrust Law Section Teleconference

On May 22, 2018, Lieff Cabraser partner Dean M. Harvey discussed competition and antitrust in employment practices at the American Bar Association Antitrust Law Section’s “Tech-Savvy and Talented: Competition in Employment Practices,” teleconference. [Read more…]

Mark Chalos to Discuss “COVID19 Litigation – Protecting Our Communities & Holding Wrongdoers Accountable” at Annual TTLA Convention

Mark Chalos to Discuss “COVID19 Litigation – Protecting Our Communities & Holding Wrongdoers Accountable” at Annual TTLA Convention

Lieff Cabraser partner Mark P. Chalos will be speaking at the upcoming Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association (TTLA) 2020 Annual Convention, “May the Force be With You,” taking place online from June 17-19, 2020. Mark will discuss “COVID19 Litigation – Protecting Our Communities & Holding Wrongdoers Accountable” from 1:00-1:30pm on Thursday, June 18th. [Read more…]

Law360 Profiles “Titan of the Plaintiffs Bar” Jonathan Selbin

Law360 Profiles “Titan of the Plaintiffs Bar” Jonathan Selbin

Law360 has published an in-depth profile on Lieff Cabraser partner Jonathan D. Selbinnamed a 2020 “Titan of the Plaintiffs Bar.” The award recognizes lawyers who “not only excel in the courtroom in large-scale litigation, but also take on leadership roles at their firms.” [Read more…]

Berkeley Law and Legal Aid at Work Launch 2020 Elizabeth J. Cabraser Summer (Remote) Speaker Series: “Employment Law in the COVID Era”

EJC 2020 Summer (Remote) Speaker Series Blog

As part of their 2020 Elizabeth J. Cabraser Summer (Remote) Speaker Series, Berkeley Law and local Bay Area nonprofit Legal Aid at Work will present “Being a Lawyer in Pandemic Times: Perspectives From the Field – Employment Law in the COVID Era,” a webinar featuring Lieff Cabraser partner Yaman Salahi, Staff Attorney DeCarol Davis from the Legal Aid at Work Workers’ Rights Clinic, and Lindsay Nako, Director of Litigation and Training at the Impact Fund. The webinar will take place on Wednesday, June 3, 2020 from 12:00 – 1:15 PST. The annual lecture series, named in honor of Lieff Cabraser founding partner Elizabeth Cabraser, strives to present a wide spectrum of topics and views affecting the current state of public interest law. [Read more…]

Mark Chalos Talks To The Tennessean’s David Plazas About Fair Trials, The Law, and COVID-19 Insurance Claim Problems

Lieff Cabraser partner Mark P. Chalos recently spoke with The Tennessean’s Opinion Editor, David Plazas, in a wide-ranging conversation about law, society, and the impact of COVID-19 on the American justice system. Topics included how the pandemic is affecting the courts’ ability to carry out fair trials, and how the denial of coronavirus business interruption insurance claims is affecting  small businesses across the U.S. [Read more…]

Jonathan Selbin Named a “Titan of the Plaintiffs Bar” by Law360

Jonathan Selbin Named a “Titan of the Plaintiffs Bar” by Law360

Lieff Cabraser partner Jonathan D. Selbin has been selected by Law360 as a “Titan of the Plaintiffs Bar” for 2020. The publication named 10 plaintiffs’ attorneys who have “won landmark victories in high-profile class-action lawsuits on behalf of clients across the country,” a list that includes Jonathan, who achieved a multi-year string of success in cases for improper phone and text harassment of consumers under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, leading to settlements totaling nearly $370 million in 17 separate cases. [Read more…]

Dean Harvey Speaks on the Challenges of Navigating No-Poach Agreements at 68th Annual ABA Antitrust Law Section Virtual Spring Meeting

Dean Harvey Speaks on the Challenges of Navigating No-Poach Agreements at 68th Annual ABA Antitrust Law Section Virtual Spring Meeting

Lieff Cabraser partner Dean M. Harvey recently participated in panel discussion on “No-Poach: Assessing Risk in Uncertain Seas” as a part of the American Bar Association’s 68th Annual Antirust Law Section Virtual Spring Meeting. The panel was presented by the Cartel & Criminal Practice and Trial Practice Committees and will be turned into a podcast along with other presented materials available for viewing later this month. [Read more…]

Mary Alexander and Lieff Cabraser Announce Federal Class Action Injury Lawsuit Against Carnival and Princess Cruise Lines Over COVID-19 Outbreak on California to Hawaii Cruise

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Lawsuit filed in Northern District of California alleges negligent and grossly negligent exposure of over 2,000 cruise ship passengers to novel Coronavirus

San Francisco–(BUSINESSWIRE)– Passengers who were aboard the Grand Princess cruise ship have filed a class action injury lawsuit today in San Francisco Federal Court alleging they were exposed to the Coronavirus as a result of gross negligence by the companies that own and operate the ship. The law firms of Mary Alexander & Associates, P.C. and Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP represent passengers of the Grand Princess cruise that departed San Francisco for Hawaii on February 21, 2020. The lawsuit is against Carnival, Princess Cruise Lines, and Fairline Shipping International Ltd. (the vessel’s owner). [Read more…]

Elizabeth Cabraser in Trial Magazine on Meaningful Settlements that Bring Justice for Clients and Society

EJC In Trial Magazine April 2020

The American Association for Justice’s April 2020 issue of Trial magazine “Finding Your Way” includes a new article featuring commentary from Lieff Cabraser founding partner Elizabeth Cabraser, wherein she discusses meaningful settlements she’s  been involved in and gives advice to lawyers on negotiating terms in settlements that bring justice for both clients and society. The piece also includes material from David Sugerman and Paul Bland, other plaintiff’s attorneys who, like Cabraser, focus much of their efforts on protecting the rights of consumers. [Read more…]

Elizabeth Cabraser Talks To Law.com About How Plaintiffs’ Firms Are Functioning During COVID-19

Elizabeth Cabraser Talks To Law.com About How Plaintiffs’ Firms Are Functioning During COVID-19

Law.com has published a profile on the impact of the coronavirus outbreak on the way premier plaintiff law firms are conducting business in this week’s Critical Mass briefing for class action and mass tort attorneys. The profile features interviews with several prominent plaintiffs’ lawyers on working through isolation. The publication notes that while so-called “Big Law” defense firms have scrambled, struggling to effectuate remote work, many plaintiffs’ firms, particularly those which had previously embraced cutting-edge technological innovations, have transitioned to a fully remote working status almost seamlessly. [Read more…]

Seven Lieff Cabraser Attorneys Recognized as 2020 Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers

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Lawdragon legal magazine has published its annual listing of the 500 “Leading Lawyers in America,”  a list that includes Lieff Cabraser partners Elizabeth J. CabraserKelly M. DermodyEric B. Fastiff, Steven E. Fineman, Wendy R. Fleishman, Annika K. Martin, and Robert J. Nelson. Lawdragon also selected Lieff Cabraser founding partner Richard Heimann to be inducted into its 2020 Lawdragon 500 Hall of Fame. [Read more…]