Investigation Into the Northern California Wine Country Fire Origins

Investigation Into the Northern California Wine Country Fire Origins

Lieff Cabraser is investigating the origins of the October 2017 Northern California Wine Country fires across Napa, Sonoma, and Lake Counties, including the possible involvement of PG&E. Amid reports of emergency calls regarding downed power lines and exploding transformers around the time the fires were starting, the San Francisco Chronicle reported Friday that California fire officials are looking into whether PG&E electric lines and power poles played a role in causing the fires. The paper further noted that power lines and poles “have triggered some of the most destructive fires in modern California history.” [Read more…]

Jonathan Selbin to Participate in Fordham/ACS Panel Discussion – Class Action Reform Efforts: Promoting Fairness or Shutting the Courthouse Doors?

Class Action Reform Efforts: Promoting Fairness or Shutting the Courthouse Doors?

Join the Fordham and New York Chapters of the American Constitution Society for “Class Action Reform Efforts: Promoting Fairness or Shutting the Courthouse Doors?”, an in-depth discussion of the role of class actions in the U.S. legal system with a focus on the Fairness in Class Action Litigation and Furthering Asbestos Claim Transparency Act of 2017 currently before Congress. Our distinguished panel consists of:

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Rachel Geman Presents “Anatomy of a False Claims Act Case” for Lawline

Rachel Geman Presents Anatomy of a False Claims Act Case for Lawline

Lieff Cabraser partner Rachel Geman will be presenting a Lawline course on “The Anatomy of a False Claims Act Case & How the FCA Works in a Whistleblower World” on October 11, 2017 at 10am EST. The program will cover cases in which the government declines to intervene, the expansion of whistleblower programs and claims, and additional recent developments. [Read more…]

Rachel Geman Named Chair of NELA-NY Amicus Committee

Rachel Geman Named Chair of NELA-NY Amicus Committee

We are proud to announce that Lieff Cabraser partner Rachel Geman has been named Chair of the Amicus Committee of the New York affiliate of the National Employment Lawyers Association. NELA/NY promotes the workplace rights of individual employees through legislation, legal referral services, and other activities, with an emphasis on the special challenges presented by New York’s employment laws. The organization also encourages the professional development of its members through networking, educational programs, publications and technical support. [Read more…]

Law360 Names Lieff Cabraser a “2017 California Powerhouse” for Litigation

Law360 Names Lieff Cabraser a "2017 California Powerhouse" for Litigation

Law360 has named Lieff Cabraser to its 2017 list of “California Powerhouse Law Firms,” one of only six firms to be so recognized and the only plaintiffs’ firm on the list. The selection includes an in-depth profile of Lieff Cabraser published today that highlights our case work on the nationwide Volkswagen diesel emissions litigation, as well as the massive 2015-2016 Porter Ranch gas leak in Southern California as well as the seminal Cipro antitrust case, for which the firm’s antitrust team won a 2017 antitrust enforcement award from the American Antitrust Institute. [Read more…]

Elizabeth Cabraser To Be Featured Panelist at 2017 California State Bar Litigation Summit

Elizabeth Cabraser To Be Featured Panelist at 2017 California State Bar Litigation Summit

Lieff Cabraser founding partner Elizabeth J. Cabraser will be speaking as a distinguished panelist at the California State Bar Litigation Summit on October 13, 2017 in San Francisco. She will be featured on a panel titled “Federal New Discovery Rules 18 Months Later: New Developments and Best Practices.” [Read more…]

Kelly Dermody Discusses Pay Disclosure & Transparency at 2017 Transatlantic Employment Law Conference

Kelly Dermody Discusses Pay Disclosure & Transparency at 2017 Transatlantic Employment Law Conference

Lieff Cabraser partner Kelly M. Dermody is speaking today at the Employment Lawyers Association’s (ELA) Fifth Transatlantic Conference in London, England. She will be appearing on the panel “Pay Disclosure and Transparency.” The panel will address transparency, employee pay equity, and the reporting obligations of employers to authorities, shareholders, and the general public. Kelly and the other panelists will discuss these matters from both a UK and US perspective. [Read more…]

Lieff Cabraser Named “California Powerhouse” Law Firm by Law360

Lieff Cabraser Named "California Powerhouse" Law Firm by Law360

Law360 has named Lieff Cabraser to its 2017 list of “California Powerhouse Law Firms.” One of just six firms so honored, and the only plaintiffs’ firm on the list, Lieff Cabraser is the smallest “powerhouse” to be recognized. This recollects Law360’s 2016 nationwide “Best Firms for Litigation” listing, where our firm held its own to be ranked in the Top 50 Firms for Litigation alongside firms as much as 20 or more times its size. [Read more…]