Lieff Cabraser’s R-23s Will Perform at Seventh Annual Law Rocks San Francisco

Seventh Annual Law Rocks San Francisco

Law Rocks Global presents its Seventh Annual Law Rocks San Francisco rock and roll extravaganza on April 25, 2019 at The Chapel in San Francisco, featuring seven bands composed of local legal professionals in a “Battle of the Bands” benefit for area nonprofits. Lieff Cabraser’s band, The R-23s, will be one of the bands performing at the concert, participating in support of the nonprofit The Arc of the East Bay, whose mission is to provide advocacy, support, and education to individuals and families living in East Bay communities who are affected by intellectual and developmental disabilities. [Read more…]

Kelly Dermody Named to National Law Journal’s Inaugural List of Employment Law Trailblazers

Kelly Dermody Named to National Law Journal’s Inaugural List of Employment Law Trailblazers

We are proud to announce that the National Law Journal has chosen Lieff Cabraser partner, Kelly Dermody, for its inaugural list of “Employment Law Trailblazers.” With the emergence of the #MeToo era, this new award category highlights lawyers who “have been right in the middle of these sexual harassment cases and others who have been fighting for fairness through gender and race discrimination suits, wrongful termination and more.” [Read more…]

Elizabeth Cabraser and Annika K. Martin to Serve as Faculty in March 2019 Duke University Mass Tort MDL Certificate Program

EJC and AKM Serve as Faculty in Duke Mass Tort MDL Certificate Program

The Duke Law School Bolch Judicial Institute is holding an intensive 3-day mass-tort MDL instructional program from March 13-15, 2019. Faculty will include five experienced MDL judges, five preeminent mass-tort lead counsel, and 13 lawyers who have chaired specific-task MDL committees. The program is designed for plaintiff lawyers interested in getting into the tort and consumer mass-tort field or who would like to enhance their ability to compete for MDL committee appointments. [Read more…]

Four Lieff Cabraser Attorneys Recognized as 2019 Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers

2019 Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers

Lawdragon legal magazine  has published its annual listing of the 500 “Leading Lawyers in America,” which includes Lieff Cabraser partners Elizabeth J. CabraserKelly M. Dermody, Eric Fastiff, and Richard Heimann. Selected from a combination of editorial research by Lawdragon staff, law firm submissions, and other online nominations, the Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers list is a mark of distinction in the legal profession across a wide range of practice areas. The 2019 list, Lawdragon’s 14th such edition, reflects a record-breaking, 40 percent representation of women. [Read more…]

Brendan Glackin and Dean Harvey to Speak at Santa Clara University School of Law Antitrust Symposium

DMH and BPG Antitrust Symposium

Lieff Cabraser partners Brendan Glackin and Dean Harvey will speak at the “Antitrust and Silicon Valley: New Themes and Direction in Competition Law and Policy” symposium at the Santa Clara University School of Law on Friday, March 1, 2019. The event, co-sponsored by the California Lawyers Association: Antitrust, UCL & Privacy Section, will feature a number of well-known antitrust and competition lawyers, experts, and scholars. [Read more…]

Lexi Hazam Profiled in Plaintiff Magazine

Lexi Hazam Profiled in Plaintiff Magazine

Plaintiff Magazine has profiled Lieff Cabraser partner Lexi J. Hazam in a piece entitled, “Multidistrict Litigator Stares Down Big Pharma and Others with Help From Her Anthropological Background.” The profile describes Lexi’s journey from earning a master’s degree in cultural anthropology from Stanford University to thoughts of going on for a Ph.D, to a career shift that led her to law school in the expectation that as a lawyer she could have a more direct positive impact on people’s lives. [Read more…]

Kelly Dermody to Receive 2019 ABA Margaret Brent Women Lawyers of Achievement Award

KMD Margaret Brent Award Blog

Lieff Cabraser partner Kelly Dermody has been named as a recipient of the American Bar Association’s (ABA) Margaret Brent Women Lawyers of Achievement Award, considered by many to be the highest award for women in the legal profession. Kelly will accept the award along with the four other 2019 recipients at the ABA’s Annual Meeting to be held in San Francisco on Sunday, August 11, 2019. [Read more…]

Dean Harvey Discusses Two-Sided Markets and Antitrust Law at California Lawyers Association Webinar

Dean Harvey Discusses Two-Sided Markets and Antitrust Law at California Lawyers Association Webinar

Lieff Cabraser partner Dean M. Harvey is teaching a webinar on “Antitrust Analysis in Two-Sided Markets” for the California Lawyers Association (CLA) from 12:00-1:00pm on February 21, 2019. The webinar is being put together by the Antitrust, UCL & Privacy Section of the CLA and will feature a panel discussion that will explore the treatment of two-sided markets in antitrust law, with an emphasis on how the Supreme Court’s recent decision in Ohio v. American Express has been interpreted by courts and invoked by litigants thus far, and how the case is likely to shape legal theories and analysis in antitrust cases going forward. [Read more…]

Mark Chalos Provides Written Comments on Proposed Federal Civil Rules Changes

MPC Comments on Proposed Changes to Federal Civil Rules

The Judicial Conference Advisory Committee on Civil Rules has convened to review proposed changes to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 30(b)(6), the first major changes since the rule was first adopted in the early 1970s. The changes relate to pretrial identification and review of individuals designated by corporations to testify on the corporation’s behalf in civil lawsuits. The current amendment would require litigants to meet and confer about “the number and description of the matters for examination and the identity of each person the organization will designate to testify.” As detailed by AmLaw Litigation Daily, the plaintiffs bar is generally in favor of the change, though as the publication notes there are some plaintiff-side objections “to the call to limit the number of topics that can be covered.” [Read more…]

Kelly Dermody Speaks on Sexual Harassment at Women Judges Conference

Kelly Dermody Women Judges Conference

On Thursday, March 21, 2019, Kelly Dermody will speak on the attorney panel at the upcoming National Association of Women Judges (NAWJ) “#WETOO in the Legal Workplace” conference in Sacramento, California. The conference will present an exploration of sexual harassment in the legal setting in collaboration with the California Women Lawyers and the California Legislative Women’s Caucus. [Read more…]

Dean Harvey Speaks on Predatory California Bail Bonds Litigation at California Public Defenders Association Seminar

Dean Harvey Speaks on Predatory California Bail Bonds Litigation at California Public Defenders Association Seminar

Lieff Cabraser partner Dean M. Harvey will be speaking at the California Public Defenders Association (CPDA) “New Statutes” seminar taking place on March 29, 2019 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Emeryville, California. Dean’s talk is titled, “The Newly-Filed Lawsuit Challenging Unfairly High Non-Refundable Premiums Charged for Bail Bonds.” [Read more…]

Mark Chalos Testifies in Washington About Proposed Changes to the Corporate Deposition Rules

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Mark P. Chalos, the managing partner of Lieff Cabraser’s Nashville office, testified on February 8, 2019 at the Federal Rules Advisory Committee hearing in Washington, D.C., regarding proposed amendments to the federal rules of civil procedure governing the deposition of corporate entities. [Read more…]

Elizabeth Cabraser In Trial Magazine: How to Appeal-Proof Your Verdict

Elizabeth Cabraser In Trial Magazine: How to Appeal-Proof Your Verdict

An article published in the February 2019 issue of the American Association for Justice’s Trial Magazine, features a list from Lieff Cabraser founding partner, Elizabeth Cabraser, of the “7 Ways to Appeal-Proof Your Verdict.” Cabraser notes that while “a verdict for your client may not be the end of your case-sometimes, it is a ticket to a court of appeals.” She recommends 7 steps that can function as a way to “safeguard that verdict.” These include: [Read more…]

Lieff Cabraser Profiled by Law360 as Class Action Group of the Year

Lieff Cabraser Profiled by Law360 as Class Action Group of the Year

Law360 has published an in-depth profile on Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein LLP after previously recognizing the firm as a 2019 Class Action Group of the Year. Law360’s piece highlights Lieff Cabraser’s commitment to battling moneyed corporations on behalf of consumers and winning big.  [Read more…]

Daniel Hutchinson to Speak at 2019 Impact Fund Class Action Conference in San Francisco

Daniel Hutchinson to Speak at 2019 Impact Fund Class Action Conference

Lieff Cabraser partner Daniel Hutchinson will be speaking on Friday February 22nd at the Impact Fund’s 2019 Class Action Conference in San Francisco as part of a panel discussion on the current state of ascertainability, “Ascertainability isn’t a thing. Or is it?” As the conference describes it, “complex litigation experts will discuss the current state of ascertainability in federal and California courts, how to manage class actions to head off ascertainability arguments, and strategies for responding when they inevitably show up in court.” [Read more…]

Michael Sobol Named a Top California Cybersecurity Lawyer for the Second Year Running

Daily Journal Names Michael Sobol a Top California Cybersecurity Lawyer for 2019

The Daily Journal (subscription) has published its second annual “Top Cyber/Artificial Intelligence Lawyers” supplement, a listing that includes Lieff Cabraser partner Michael W. Sobol as one of 20 lawyers “at the forefront of Cybersecurity law in California.” [Read more…]

Lieff Cabraser Nashville Rings in 2019 at Station Inn Celebration

Lieff Cabraser Nashville 2019

Lieff Cabraser’s Nashville office brought 2019 to a great start with its annual New Year’s celebration at the Station Inn in The Gulch. Pictured above are Mark Chalos, managing partner of the firm’s Nashville office (center), Annika K. Martin, and Suzanne Keith (right), Executive Director of the Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association. The party was covered by the Nashville Post (subscription), you can see their site for additional photos. [Read more…]

Dean Harvey to Speak on the Latest Developments in No-Poach Agreements at the California Lawyers Association (CLA)

DMH to Speak at CLA No Poach Program

Lieff Cabraser partner Dean M. Harvey will be featured as a distinguished speaker at the “Latest Developments in No-Poach Agreements” program taking place at the California Lawyers Association (CLA) on January 29, 2019 from 12:00pm,-1:00pm. The program is being put together by the Antitrust, UCL & Privacy Section and the Labor & Employment Section of the CLA and will feature the following: [Read more…]

Mark Chalos Talks to Trial Magazine About the Critical Importance of Juries

Mark Chalos Quoted in AAJ Trial Magazine Article Highlighting the Importance of Juries

An article in the January 2019 issue of the American Association for Justice’s Trial Magazine uses a recent injury case to highlight the importance of jurors to our civil justice system. In the case, the question of whether to let a jury decide a pivotal matter arose on the issue of defendants’ summary judgment motion to have the case dismissed entirely. [Read more…]

Law360 Names Lieff Cabraser a Class Action Practice Group of the Year

Law360 Names Lieff Cabraser a Class Action Practice Group of the Year

Law360 has announced the winners of its 2018 Practice Group of the Year awards, selecting Lieff Cabraser for Practice Group of the Year in the category of Class Action Law. This distinguished recognition honors “law firms behind the litigation wins and major deals that resonated throughout the legal industry.” This is the fourth time in four years our firm has received the Practice Group of the Year designation. [Read more…]