Tennessee Women Trial Lawyers Invited to Join New Caucus, Participate in Survey

Tennessee Women Trial Lawyers Invited to Join New Caucus, Participate in Survey

Following the creation and inaugural meeting of the Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association’s (TTLA) Women’s Caucus in mid-June, Tennessee’s women trial lawyers, paralegals, and the men who support them are invited to join the newly-formed organization. [Read more…]

Elizabeth Cabraser Named Lead Counsel, Chair of Steering Committee in Fiat Chrysler Ecodiesel Emissions Fraud Litigation

Fiat Chrysler Jeep Dodge Diesel Emissions Violations

On June 19, 2017, Judge Edward M. Chen of the Northern District of California named Lieff Cabraser founding partner Elizabeth Cabraser as Lead Counsel for Plaintiffs and Chair of the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee in litigation against Fiat Chrysler by brought by Jeep and Dodge owners over allegations the company bypassed diesel emission controls in nearly one hundred thousand vehicles. Ms. Cabraser also served in the same role in the recently-concluded case against Volkswagen for similar emissions violations in Volkswagen, Audi, and Porsche vehicles. [Read more…]

Increasing Diversity in Leadership Positions – Elizabeth Cabraser in Trial Magazine

Increasing Diversity in Leadership Positions - Elizabeth Cabraser in Trial Magazine

The American Association for Justice’s “Diversity in the Law” June 2017 issue of Trial magazine includes a new article by Lieff Cabraser founding partner Elizabeth Cabraser on “Five Ways to Increase Leadership Diversity in the Courtroom.” Focusing on inclusivity among counsel in large multidistrict litigation and class actions, the piece sounds a call for increased diversity in court-appointed leadership positions, and goes on to provide specific tips on how lawyers can work to ensure increased leadership positions for female lawyers, attorneys of color, and members of the LGBT community. [Read more…]

Lexi Hazam Featured as Distinguished Panelist at ABA CLE Program on Class Actions & Mass Torts

Lexi Hazam Mass Torts

Lieff Cabraser partner Lexi J. Hazam will be speaking as a featured panelist at the American Bar Association’s 4th Annual Western Regional CLE Program on Class Actions and Mass Torts on June 16, 2017 in San Francisco. Ms. Hazam will be discussing “Discovery Following the 2015 Federal Rules Amendments: What Does Proportionality Mean in the Class Action and Mass Tort Contexts?” [Read more…]

Lieff Cabraser’s R-23s Named “Best Lawyer Band in the Bay” for 2017

Lieff Cabraser's R-23s Named Best Lawyer Band in the Bay for 2017

We are thrilled to announce that Lieff Cabraser’s R-23s have been named the 2017 “Best Lawyer Band in the Bay” after playing their way to victory at the annual Family Violence Appellate Project “Battle of the Bands.” The R-23s rocked the rafters with a set including I Fought the Law, Heard it Through the Grapevine, and Steppin’ Stone in FVAP’s Banding Together to End Domestic Violence event on June 14 at 1015 Folsom in San Francisco, winning not just Best Band bragging rights but also bringing in $15,378 toward the event’s total contribution of $156,000 to help California survivors of domestic violence. Now that really rocks! [Read more…]

Lieff Cabraser Nashville Attorneys Speak at TTLA 2017 Annual Convention

Lieff Cabraser Nashville Attorneys Speak at TTLA 2017 Annual Convention

Lieff Cabraser attorneys Mark P. Chalos and John T. Spragens are speaking at the Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association (TTLA, and formerly known as Tennessee Association for Justice) 2017 Annual Convention taking place from June 14-16, 2017 at the Omni Grove Park Inn in Asheville, North Carolina. [Read more…]

Kelly Dermody Speaks at Women in Tech Conference in San Jose

Gender Discrimination: How to be an Agent of Change in the Workplace

Gender Discrimination: How to be an Agent of Change in the Workplace

Lieff Cabraser partner Kelly M. Dermody will be a distinguished featured panelist at the 23rd Annual Women in Technology Summit at Doubletree by Hilton in San Jose, California on June 13, 2017. Ms. Dermody will be presenting on a panel addressing gender discrimination in tech entitled, “How To Be A Behavioral Change Agent In The Workplace.” [Read more…]