The American Association for Justice has published its annual analysis of the “worst corporate conduct” of 2018. The AAJ’s report “examines how civil justice is the most powerful tool to hold corporations and institutions accountable when they cause harm. From the energy companies who spent decades denying their role in climate change, to a university and sports program that for years protected a pedophile instead of students and athletes, institutions have shown time and again they will not act in the public’s best interest unless something forces them to. In these cases, and others involving unscrupulous student lenders, defective airbags, child slave labor, and corporate attempts to rig justice, the civil justice system has allowed Americans to hold bad actors accountable and change the way they do business.” [Read more…]
Annika K. Martin moderates judges’ panel and serves as Course Advisor for the program
On Thursday, December 6th, Lieff Cabraser Nashville office Managing Partner Mark P. Chalos served as program moderator for the American Association for Justice’s (AAJ) Class Action Seminar in New York City. The program covered a wealth of topics, including “Emerging Cases: Litigation Updates and Trends to Watch,” “Tackling the Class Certification Motion,” and a judge’s panel on the “Biggest Mistakes in Complex Cases.” [Read more…]
We are proud to announce that the National Law Journal has chosen Lieff Cabraser founding partner, Elizabeth Cabraser, for its inaugural list of “Elite Women of the Plaintiffs Bar.” This new recognition category celebrates women lawyers who “have consistently excelled in high-stakes matters on behalf of plaintiffs over the course of their careers.” [Read more…]
We are proud to announce that Super Lawyers has made its 2018 selections for the Mid-South region for attorneys “who exhibit excellence in practice.” Mark Chalos has been selected as a Super Lawyer and John Spragens has been named a Rising Star. Between three Rising Star accolades and eight Super Lawyer nods, this is Mark’s 11th time on the lists, while the 2018 listing is John’s third Rising Star selection. [Read more…]
U.S. News & Best Lawyers has announced its “Best Law Firms” rankings for 2019,” listings that include multiple Tier 1 honors for Lieff Cabraser. The listings are based on “a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys in the field, and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process.” [Read more…]
Lieff Cabraser partner Phong-Chau G. Nguyen has been selected by the Barristers Club of the San Francisco Bar Association to serve on the Board of Directors for 2019. The mission of the Barristers Club is to foster professional growth, provide opportunities for community service, and serve as an advocate for its members. The Board of Directors determines the Club’s mission, sets policy and procedures to fulfill that mission, and supports the membership in fulfilling the Club’s mission.
Founded in 1927, the Barristers Club is comprised of members of The Bar Association of San Francisco (BASF) in their first ten years of practice, as well as BASF members who are law students. The group seeks to promote fellowship among the newer members of the legal profession and holds numerous CLE seminars, social, and networking events throughout the year.
Lieff Cabraser attorney Tiseme Zegeye will participate in a panel discussion entitled “Careers in Law: Everything You Always Wanted to Know” at the Bar Association of San Francisco (BASF) on November 1, 2018. The event will feature expert practitioners in the areas of Labor and Employment Law, Appellate Law, Tax Law, and Litigation. Tiseme will be speaking on a panel covering Careers in Litigation. [Read more…]
September 27, 2018—(NEW YORK)—New York attorney Kathleen Konopka has joined the New York City office of national plaintiffs’ firm Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP as Of Counsel. Konopka comes to the firm from the New York State Attorney General’s office, where she served as Senior Enforcement Counsel of the Social Justice Division, supervising six bureaus of the NY AG’s office, leading the investigation and litigation of complex civil matters as well as providing advice and mentorship to other attorneys. [Read more…]