Mark Chalos Named to Top 100 Tennessee Lawyers for 2019 by Super Lawyers

Mark Chalos Named to Top 100 Tennessee Lawyers for 2019 by Super Lawyers

We are proud to announce that Super Lawyers has named Lieff Cabraser partner Mark P. Chalos to its Top 100 Tennessee Lawyers list for 2019. With over 18,000 attorneys in the State of Tennessee, this puts Mark in the top half-percent of practicing Tennessee lawyers. [Read more…]

Kelly Dermody Moderates Discussion at BASF Women’s Impact Network “No Glass Ceiling” 2.0 Conference

Kelly Dermody Moderates Discussion at BASF Women's Impact Network "No Glass Ceiling" 2.0 Conference

On Thursday, November 21st, 2019, Lieff Cabraser partner Kelly M. Dermody will moderate “Own the Moment (a conversation between genders)” — a frank, provocative, and constructive educational presentation with male managing partners and law practice leaders on strategies for male leaders and allies to help advance gender equity and cultivate positive cultures for all genders. Panelists include Nathan Sabri of Morrison & Foerster LLP, Brian Rocca of Morgan Lewis Bockius, David Lucero of Veritas, Steven Taylor of Keker, Van Nest & Peters, and Vidhya Prabhakaran of Davis Wright Tremaine LLP. [Read more…]

Dean Harvey Speaks at U.S. Justice Department Antitrust Division’s Public Workshop on Competition in Labor Markets

Dean Harvey Speaks at U.S. Justice Department Antitrust Division’s Public Workshop on Competition in Labor Markets

On September 23, 2019, Lieff Cabraser partner Dean M. Harvey participated in a public panel discussion presented by the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice on “Competition in Labor Markets” at the DOJ Conference Center in Washington, D.C. The event featured a group of well-known antitrust and competition lawyers, experts, and scholars. [Read more…]

Kelly Dermody Speaks on Mistakes Employers Make at California Employment Law Council Annual Meeting

Kelly Dermody Speaks on Mistakes Employers Make at California Employment Law Council Annual Meeting

On Thursday, November 14th, 2019, Lieff Cabraser partner Kelly M. Dermody will lead a discussion on “The Plaintiff Perspective: Mistakes Employers Make and Case Selection Criteria for an Employee Advocate” at the California Employment Law Council’s annual meeting in San Francisco. [Read more…]

Lieff Cabraser Partner Mark Chalos Discusses Federal Opioid Litigation on Belmont University College of Law Panel

Lieff Cabraser Partner Mark Chalos Discusses Federal Opioid Litigation on Belmont University College of Law Panel

On November 12, 2019, Lieff Cabraser partner Mark Chalos participated on an attorney panel at the Belmont Inn of Court’s “Addressing the Opioid Crisis” conference presented at Belmont University College of Law. Mark spoke on the topic, “State of the Opioid Crisis – An Inside Look at Litigation & Regulatory Solutions.” [Read more…]

Lieff Cabraser Duke/UNC “No Poach” Case Team Receives Antitrust Institute’s 2019 Private Enforcement Award

Lieff Cabraser Duke/UNC “No Poach” Case Team to Receive Antitrust Institute’s 2019 Private Enforcement Award

At its annual Antitrust Enforcement Awards dinner in Washington, D.C., the American Antitrust Institute formally presented its selection of leading legal practitioners and economists to be recognized as honorees for the 2019 Antitrust Enforcement Awards, a list that includes the Lieff Cabraser team that worked on the Duke/UNC case: Dean M. HarveyKelly M. DermodyBrendan P. GlackinAnne B. Shaver, and Yaman Salahi. [Read more…]

Sarah London Appointed an Interim Plaintiff Leader in National Juul Litigation

Sarah London Appointed an Interim Plaintiff Leader in National Juul Litigation

As reported by Law.com (subscription), U.S. District Judge William Orrick III of the Northern District of California has appointed Lieff Cabraser partner Sarah R. London along with three other attorneys to handle preliminary matters on behalf of plaintiffs nationwide in the the multidistrict Juul e-cigarette fraud and injury litigation. [Read more…]

Kelly Dermody Moderates Plenary on HR Analytics at 13th Annual ABA Labor & Employment Law Conference

Kelly Dermody Moderates Plenary on HR Analytics at 13th Annual ABA Labor & Employment Law Conference

On, Friday, November 8, 2019, Lieff Cabraser partner Kelly M. Dermody moderated a plenary session entitled “The Power of People Analytics” at The American Bar Association’s 13th Annual Labor and Employment Law conference in New Orleans. [Read more…]

Lieff Cabraser Summer Associates Team up With SF Bar Justice and Diversity Center to Provide Free Legal Help in the Community

Lieff Cabraser Summer Associates Team up With SF Bar Justice and Diversity Center to Provide Free Legal Help in the Community

Every year Lieff Cabraser lawyers participate in a summer associate pro bono project organized through the Homeless Advocacy Project (HAP) of the Bar Association of San Francisco’s Justice & Diversity Center. This year, under the supervision of Lieff Cabraser attorneys Phong Nguyen and Michael Levin-Gesundheit, Lieff Cabraser summer associates Hope Brinn and Nick Lee developed the factual and legal record to help a local man secure the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits that he deserved and had previously been denied. [Read more…]

Lieff Cabraser’s Elizabeth Cabraser, Mark Chalos, and Annika K. Martin to Serve as Faculty at American Association for Justice Class Action December Seminar

Lieff Cabraser’s Elizabeth Cabraser, Mark Chalos, and Annika K. Martin to Serve as Faculty at American Association for Justice Class Action December Seminar

Lieff Cabraser partners Elizabeth Cabraser, Mark Chalos, and Annika K. Martin will speak as Featured Faculty at the American Association for Justice’s “Class Action” seminar taking place on December 5th, 2019 at The Westin New York at Times Square in New York City. Mark Chalos will lead the program as one of the two Course Advisors for the event, and all three will present on latest issues in Class Action law, including a discussion of the groundbreaking proposed opioids litigation negotiation class, class action trials, damages and class damages models, current toxic tort cases, and new class actions on the horizon. [Read more…]

Kelly Dermody Receives AJC 2019 Judge Learned Hand Award

Kelly Dermody Receives AJC 2019 Judge Learned Hand Award

Photo: Kelly Dermody (right) with keynote speaker California Congresswoman Katie Porter

We are proud to announce that Lieff Cabraser partner Kelly M. Dermody received the 2019 American Jewish Committee Judge Learned Hand Award at a ceremony held in San Francisco on November 6, 2019. The Judge Learned Hand Award is the highest honor the organization presents to individuals in the legal profession. [Read more…]

Mark Chalos Honored as 2019 Mid-South Super Lawyer

Mark Chalos Honored as 2019 Mid-South Super Lawyer

We are pleased to announce that Lieff Cabraser partner Mark P. Chalos has been named a Mid-South Super Lawyer for 2019. In its annual report on Mid-South Region attorneys, Super Lawyers highlights those who “who exhibit excellence in practice.” Between three Rising Star accolades and nine Super Lawyer nods, this is Mark’s 12th time on the lists. [Read more…]

U.S. News & Best Lawyers Honors Lieff Cabraser in 2020 Edition of ‘Best Law Firms’

U.S. News & Best Lawyers Honors Lieff Cabraser in 2020 Edition of ‘Best Law Firms’

U.S. News & Best Lawyers has announced its “Best Law Firms” rankings for 2020. 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.” [Read more…]

Elizabeth Cabraser Comments at FTC Workshop on Proposed Suggestions for Improving Claims Rates in Consumer Class Actions

Elizabeth Cabraser Comments at FTC Workshop on Proposed Suggestions for Improving Claims Rates in Consumer Class Actions

As reported by Bloomberg Law, speakers at a recently held Federal Trade Commission workshop on improving claims rates in consumer class actions agreed that creating a government-run website to publicize and legitimize class settlements could increase the amount of money that class members actually receive. [Read more…]

Annika K. Martin to Appear as Featured Faculty at American Association for Justice Discovery Masters Class Seminar

Annika K. Martin to Appear as Featured Faulty at American Association for Justice Discovery Masters Class Seminar

Lieff Cabraser partner Annika K. Martin will speak as Featured Faculty at the American Association for Justice’s “Discovery Masters Class: Overcoming Obstructive Discovery” seminar taking place from November 21-22, 2019 at the AAJ Headquarters in Washington, DC. [Read more…]

Three Lieff Cabraser Partners To Lead Discussions at Upcoming “Mass Torts Made Perfect” Fall 2019 Conference

Three Lieff Cabraser Partners To Lead Discussions at Upcoming “Mass Torts Made Perfect” Fall 2019 Conference

The Fall 2019 “Mass Torts Made Perfect Conference” is being held this week from October 22-24 at The Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas. Lieff Cabraser partners Mark P. Chalos, Wendy R. Fleishman, and Sarah R. London will be participating in discussion panels at the conference. [Read more…]

Mark Chalos Discusses Class Action Audiences and Reach at 23rd American Bar Association Class Action Conference in Nashville

Mark Chalos Discusses Class Action Audiences and Reach at 23rd ABA Class Action Conference in Nashville

On October 18th, 2019, Lieff Cabraser’s Mark P. Chalos, Managing Partner of the firm’s Nashville office, participated in a panel discussion at the American Bar Association’s 23rd Annual National Institute on Class Actions in Nashville entitled, “How Big is Your Audience? Crescendos and Diminuendos in the Class-Action World.” The extremely-well-received discussion was one of the highlights of the conference, and was delivered to a full-house of top lawyers and legal experts. [Read more…]

Elizabeth Cabraser to Serve as Featured Faculty in Class Action Symposium at Lewis and Clark Law School

Elizabeth Cabraser to Serve as Featured Faculty in Class Action Symposium at Lewis and Clark Law School

Lieff Cabraser founding partner Elizabeth Cabraser will serve as Featured Faculty at an academic symposium for attorneys, law professors and students, judges, law clerks, and public officials, entitled “Class Actions, Mass Torts, and MDLs: The Next 50 Years” taking place Nov. 1-2, 2019 at Lewis & Clark Law School in Portland Oregon. Ms. Cabraser will discuss “Class Action Objectors/2018 Rule 23 Amendments” on the symposium’s first day at 3:15 p.m. [Read more…]