“Where are the Gatekeepers?” Bruce Leppla to Speak at the Investment Company Institute May 2017 General Members Meeting

Bruce Leppla to Speak at the Investment Company Institute May 2017 General Members Meeting

Lieff Cabraser attorney Bruce W. Leppla will be speaking at the Investment Company Institute’s May 4, 2017 General Members Meeting on “Where are the Gatekeepers? The Need for Investment Firm Oversight of the Capital Markets.” Mr. Leppla and his partners represent institutional investors in major class and opt-out investment loss recovery litigation in circumstances where such losses are due to fraud or serious corporate misconduct. [Read more…]

Lieff Cabraser Clinical Associate Professor of Human Rights Sarah Knuckey Wins Columbia Presidential Teaching Award

Lieff Cabraser Clinical Associate Professor of Human Rights Sarah Knuckey Wins Columbia Presidential Teaching Award

Columbia Law School has announced that Sarah Knuckey, the Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein Clinical Associate Professor of Human Rights, has received a 2017 Presidential Award for Outstanding Teaching by Faculty. The award is presented annually at the Law School’s Commencement ceremony and honors a small number of instructors nominated by the Columbia community who display a commitment to excellent and innovative teaching. [Read more…]

Elizabeth Cabraser & Lexi Hazam Speak at Duke Law Conference on Increasing Women & Minority Leaders in Class Actions & MDLs

Elizabeth Cabraser & Lexi Hazam Speak at Duke Law Conference on Increasing Women & Minority Leaders in Class Actions & MDLs

Lieff Cabraser attorneys Elizabeth Cabraser and Lexi Hazam spoke this week at the Duke Law Center for Judicial Studies Conference on “Increasing the Number of Women and Minority Lawyers Appointed to Leadership Positions in Class Actions and MDLs” in Atlanta on April 6th and 7th. The conference’s goal was to lay the groundwork for the drafting of bench-bar best practices intended to further balance the presence of women and minorities in leadership roles in significant complex and multi-state litigation. [Read more…]

Lieff Cabraser Lawyers Featured at 1st Annual Class Action Money & Ethics Conference

Lieff Cabraser Lawyers Featured at 1st Annual Class Action Money & Ethics Conference

Lieff Cabraser attorneys Annika K. Martin and Jonathan D. Selbin will be featured as speakers at the first annual Class Action Money & Ethics Conference on May 1, 2017 at the Harmonie Club in New York City. The one-day conference will discuss economic and ethical considerations for class actions, as well as providing valuable networking opportunities for class action professionals. [Read more…]

Rachel Geman Speaks at National Employment Lawyers Association Spring 2017 Conference

Rachel Geman Speaks at National Employment Lawyers Association Spring 2017 Conference

Lieff Cabraser partner Rachel Geman is speaking at the National Employment Lawyers Association Spring 2017 conference, “Litigating Wage & Hour Cases: Challenges & Opportunities” in Silver Spring, Maryland. The conference examines cutting-edge developments in the practice of wage and hour law, an area that was in constant change even before facing a federal government actively hostile to the rights of employees. Joining a diverse faculty in examining a wide range of topics, Ms. Geman will speak on the panel, “How to Settle Without ‘Settling.ʼ” [Read more…]

Wendy Fleishman to Speak at Mass Torts Judicial Forum in New York City

Mass Torts Forum 2017 NYC

On Monday, April 3, 2017, Lieff Cabraser attorney Wendy Fleishman will speak at the Mass Torts Judicial Conference presented by JAMS mediation, arbitration, and dispute resolution service and featuring the Honorable Marina Corodemus (ret.). Covering topics including E-Discovery, Discrimination, the Media, Jurisdiction, and Ethics, the day-long program was assembled and arranged by Judge Corodemus, who hand-picked the speakers and will run the conference event. [Read more…]

Elizabeth Cabraser Law360 “Sidebar” Profile – On Playing Drums & Life on the Road

Elizabeth Cabraser

Law360 has profiled Lieff Cabraser founding partner Elizabeth Cabraser in a “Sidebar” article entitled “On Playing Drums and Life on the Road.”As the profile notes, “Over the past 40 years, Elizabeth Cabraser has become a true titan of the plaintiffs bar, leading groundbreaking securities class actions and multidistrict litigations and helping pension funds, workers and consumers recover from Wall Street frauds, scandalous automotive defects and environmental disasters.” [Read more…]

Laura Heiman Working To Form TTLA Women’s Trial Lawyer Caucus

Laura Heiman Working To Form TTLA Women’s Trial Lawyer Caucus

Lieff Cabraser associate Laura B. Heiman is actively working to create a Women’s Trial Lawyer Caucus within the Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association (TTLA). The Caucus aims to expand the reach of the Association while creating additional networking, referral, and mentorship opportunities for female trial attorneys in Tennessee. [Read more…]