Mark Chalos & Kenneth Byrd Elected to Leadership Roles in the Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association

Mark Chalos & Kenneth Byrd Elected to Leadership Roles in the Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association

We are proud to announce that Lieff Cabraser partners Mark P. Chalos and Kenneth S. Byrd will serve in leadership roles in the Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association (TTLA) for the 2018-2019 year. Mark was elected Secretary of the TTLA and Treasurer of the TTLA’s Political Action Committee, “Lawyers Involved for Tennessee” (LIFT). At the same time, Kenny was re-elected to the TTLA Board of Governors. [Read more…]

Lieff Cabraser and ERA Announce Joy Kruse Gender Justice Memorial Fund

Joy Kruse Gender Justice Memorial Fund

Lieff Cabraser and Equal Rights Advocates (“ERA”) announce the creation of the Joy Kruse Gender Justice Memorial Fund. Joy was an active supporter of ERA, a San Francisco-based non-profit devoted to expanding economic and educational opportunities for women and girls. The fund, created in Joy’s memory, reflects Joy’s passion for social justice. Joy Kruse passed away on May 22, 2018, after a hard-fought battle with cancer. She leaves a community that loved her deeply, a legacy of impressive legal accomplishments, and the communities she served (including through Equal Rights Advocates) much stronger because of her dedication and leadership. [Read more…]

Dean Harvey to Speak on Anticompetitive Practices in the Labor Market at Harvard Law School

Dean Harvey to Speak on Anticompetitive Practices in the Labor Market at Harvard Law School

Lieff Cabraser partner Dean M. Harvey will be featured as a distinguished speaker at the “Unrigging the Market: Convening to Restore Competitive Labor Markets” program, taking place at Harvard Law School on June 13, 2018 from 8:30am-4:30pm ET. He will be participating in the panel titled “Anticompetitive Practices in the Labor Market.” [Read more…]

Lieff Cabraser Rock Stars Volunteer at SF-Marin Food Bank for 2018 Food From the Bar Drive

Lieff Cabraser Rock Stars Volunteer at SF-Marin Food Bank for 2018 Food From the Bar Drive

Lieff Cabraser staff donated their time and effort to volunteer at the SF-Marin Food Bank as part of Lieff Cabraser’s 2018 commitment to Food From The Bar. A huge thanks to team members Corrie Anderson, Diamond Lewis, Xiang Li, Tannah Hess, Mary Laing, Leah Nutting, Rebecca Krause, Cayla Gordon and Cameron Miller for making LCHB’s Food From The Bar Volunteer Day a success. Volunteers worked to sort and package food for soup kitchens and neighborhood pantries served by the Food Bank, and had a great time doing it. [Read more…]

Lieff Cabraser Authors Amicus Brief Urging Rehearing in Ahearn v. Hyundai and Consumer Class Action Settlements

Lieff Cabraser Authors Amicus Brief Urging Rehearing in Ahearn V. Hyundai and Consumer Class Action Settlements

Three organizations joined the Impact Fund in filing an amicus brief with the Ninth Circuit urging reconsideration of a divided panel opinion in Ahearn v. Hyundai that overturned precedent and created a circuit split over the question of whether variations in state consumer laws can preclude national class action settlements. Lieff Cabraser wrote the brief on behalf of Public Justice, P.C., the National Association of Consumer Advocates, the National Consumer Law Center, and the Impact Fund. [Read more…]

R-23s Fans: Newest 2018 Banding Together SF Fundraising Challenge Begins — Help the Band Secure the Perfect Lineup Spot!

R-23s Fans: Newest 2018 Banding Together SF Fundraising Challenge Begins

Second and final fund-raising challenge starts today – we have one week to raise as much money as possible our our voting page to win our spot of choice in the event lineup!

As the Family Violence Appellate Project’s 2018 Banding Together benefit fast approaches, the final fundraising challenge has begun. Donate now to help Lieff Cabraser’s rock and roll superstars The R-23s clinch a primo spot in the event’s evening lineup! Donation dollars are votes, and in addition to propelling The R-23s to a desired spot in the evening lineup, your votes will be donated directly to FVAP and are 100% tax-deductable. [Read more…]

Dean Harvey to Speak at 19th Annual American Antitrust Institute Conference, “Antitrust at a Crossroads”

Dean Harvey to Speak at 19th Annual American Antitrust Institute Conference

On June 21, 2018, Lieff Cabraser partner Dean M. Harvey will participate as a panelist at the 19th annual American Antitrust Institute conference, “Antitrust at a Crossroads – Plotting the Course for the Next Decade” at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. Dean will speak on “Antitrust and Workers — Agreements, Mergers, and Monopsony,” exploring applications of the antitrust laws to prohibit the exercise of buyer power that harms competition and suppresses wages and salaries. [Read more…]

National Law Journal Names Eric Fastiff a “Plaintiffs’ Law Trailblazer”

National Law Journal Names Eric Fastiff a “Plaintiffs’ Law Trailblazer”

The National Law Journal (NLJ) has named Lieff Cabraser partner Eric B. Fastiff a 2018 “Plaintiffs’ Law Trailblazer.” The second annual Plaintiffs’ Lawyers Trailblazers listing is a special supplement profiling individual lawyers who “make their mark” across various aspects of plaintiffs’ work: “While many of those recognized come at the negotiation and strategic planning processes from different angles, each has shown a deep passion and perseverance in pursuit of their mission, having achieved remarkable successes along the way,” the NLJ explains. [Read more…]

AAJ Awards Annika K. Martin With Prestigious Certificate of Recognition

AAJ Awards Annika K. Martin With Prestigious Certificate of Recognition

The American Association for Justice (AAJ) has named Lieff Cabraser partner Annika K. Martin as a Certificate of Recognition recipient for the year 2018. The AAJ Certificate of Recognition recognizes AAJ members who have made significant contributions through membership, education, or fundraising to sustain and strengthen the organization. [Read more…]

Law360 Profiles “Titan of the Plaintiffs Bar” Elizabeth Cabraser

Law360 Titan of Plaintiffs Bar Profile on Elizabeth Cabraser

Law360 has published an in-depth profile on Lieff Cabraser founding partner Elizabeth J. Cabraser, named a 2018 “Titan of the Plaintiffs Bar.” Last given in 2014, the “Titans of the Plaintiffs Bar” awards recognize lawyers who “not only excel in the courtroom in large-scale litigation, but also take on leadership roles at their firms.” [Read more…]