Jonathan Selbin to Speak at ABA Conference on Class Actions

Jonathan Selbin To Speak ABA Conference On Class Actions

On October 22, 2015, Lieff Cabraser attorney Jonathan D. Selbin will participate in a panel discussion at the American Bar Association’s 19th Annual National Institute on Class Actions in New Orleans. The panel discussion is entitled: "You Have a Choice, Picayune-‘Consumer Rip-offs’ or ‘No-Injury Class Actions.’ Either Way, Does a Legal Claim Exist?"

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Lieff Cabraser Attorneys Recognized as Consumer Attorney of the Year Finalists

Lieff Cabraser Attorneys Recognized as Consumer Attorney of the Year Finalists

The Consumer Attorneys of California (“CAOC”) announced this year’s finalists for the organization’s two major member awards, Consumer Attorney of the Year and Street Fighter of the Year.

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Best Lawyers Names Elizabeth Cabraser, Richard Heimann, and Steven Fineman As Lawyers Of The Year

Best Lawyers Names Elizabeth Cabraser, Richard Heimann, and Steven Fineman As Lawyers Of The Year

The Best Lawyers in America, a legal peer-review publication, has announced its 2016 listing of outstanding lawyers nationwide, including 18 Lieff Cabraser attorneys. In addition, three of our attorneys – Elizabeth J. Cabraser, Richard M. Heimann, and Steven E. Fineman – received metropolitan “Lawyer of the Year” awards from Best Lawyers. Only a single lawyer in each practice area in each community receives this honor. [Read more…]

Wendy Fleishman Elected to AAJ Board of Governors

Wendy Fleishman Elected to AAJ Board of Governors

Lieff Cabraser attorney Wendy R. Fleishman has recently been elected to the Board of Governors of the American Association for Justice (AAJ). Fleishman also serves as a leader of the AAJ’s Women’s Caucus. Promoting a fair and effective justice system, AAJ’s mission is to support the representation of those injured by the harmful misconduct and negligence of others.

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Annika K. Martin Speaks at 2015 Complex Litigation E-Discovery Forum

Annika Martin Speaks at 2015 Complex Litigation E-Discovery Forum

Lieff Cabraser attorney Annika K. Martin will be speaking at the 2015 Complex Litigation E-Discovery Forum (CLEF) on September 25th, 2015, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The forum will be divided into four hour-long discussion sessions covering the following topics, the first three of which are: Document Review, Search Methodology & Sources, and Understanding the Scope of Defendants’ ESI: 30(b)(6) Depositions vs. Informal Exchanges of Information. Martin’s discussion will focus primarily on the issue of Proportionality in the context of the recently amended Federal Rules of Civil Procedure concerning discovery that will take effect on December 1, 2015, including how the amended Rule 26 could potentially affect the ability of plaintiffs in complex litigation to obtain sufficient discovery to prove their claims.

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Lexi Hazam Discusses Benicar Drug at HarrisMartin MDL Conference

Lexi Hazam Discusses Benicar Drug at HarrisMartin MDL Conference

Lieff Cabraser attorney Lexi J. Hazam is speaking at HarrisMartin’s MDL Conference: Zofran, Bard IVC and Zimmer Persona Knee Litigation on July 29, 2015 at Hotel Nikko in San Francisco. Hazam will be featured as a panelist discussing the Benicar (Olmesartan) Litigation. Hazam has been appointed by the court overseeing the nationwide Benicar MDL litigation to the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee, and serves as Co-Chair of the MDL Plaintiffs’ Science and Experts Committee.

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Kelly Dermody to Discuss Impact of Implicit Bias on Professional Women

Kelly Dermody to Discuss Impact of Implicit Bias on Professional Women

Lieff Cabraser attorney Kelly M. Dermody will participate in a panel discussion entitled “Implicit Bias: Fact or Fiction?” at the Bar Association of San Francisco (BASF) on July 28, 2015. The panel will examine implicit bias and whether it explains the lack of women in positions of power and leadership in law firms and corporations. The discussion is presented by BASF’s No Glass Ceiling Task Force. BASF Executive Director Yolanda Jackson will moderate.

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Elizabeth Cabraser Recognized as a Top 25 Plaintiff Lawyer in California

Elizabeth Cabraser Recognized as a Top 25 Plaintiff Lawyer in California

The Daily Journal recently named Lieff Cabraser attorney Elizabeth J. Cabraser to its list of the Top 25 Plaintiff Lawyers in California for 2015. In announcing the award, the Daily Journal editors stated, “We selected just 25 California plaintiff lawyers to honor. We could have honored more but, in our opinion, these are the ones who consistently force broad change in the law, industry and society.” Read more at www.dailyjournal.com (subscription required).

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Annika K. Martin Re-Elected To Leadership Role of AAJ Class Action Group

Annika K. Martin Re-Elected To Leadership Role of AAJ Class Action Group

Lieff Cabraser attorney Annika K. Martin has been re-elected to a second term as Co-Vice Chair of the American Association for Justice’s Class Action Litigation Group (CALG). Promoting a fair and effective justice system, AAJ’s mission is to support the representation of those injured by the harmful misconduct and negligence of others. The Class Action Litigation Group creates a forum for attorneys to share ideas, discovery, and litigation strategies, allowing AAJ members to network and work collaboratively on class action cases.

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Lieff Cabraser Attorney Mark Chalos Named Chair of National Justice Organization’s Education Committee, Re-Elected to State Organization’s Board of Governors

Mark Chalos Named Chair of American Association for Justice Education Committee

Mark P. Chalos, Managing Partner of the Nashville office of the national plaintiffs’ law firm Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP, has been named chair of the Public Education Committee for the American Association for Justice – a national organization which promotes a fair and effective civil justice system.

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Tennessee Association for Justice Honors Lieff Cabraser Attorney Kenny Byrd for Successful Litigation Against Cigarette Manufacturers

Kenny Byrd Honored by Tennessee Association for Justice

Lieff Cabraser attorney Kenneth “Kenny” Byrd received the Tennessee Association for Justice 2015 Paladin Award at the TAJ annual conference last week for his successful litigation against cigarette manufacturers R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, Philip Morris USA Inc., and Lorillard Tobacco Company in Florida federal courts.

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Rachel Geman Discusses Class Action Statistical Analyses at NELA Convention

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Lieff Cabraser attorney Rachel Geman will be participating at the National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA) 2015 Annual Convention on June 26, 2015 in Atlanta, Georgia. Geman will moderate and speak at a panel discussion titled “Statistics For Lawyers – Even Those Who Hate Math,” which will address issues that arise in Fair Labor Standards Act and Title VII class action cases in regard to statistical analyses and representative testimony at trial.

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Mark Chalos Appointed to AAJ Public Education and Public Affairs Committees

Mark Chalos Appointed to AAJ Public Education and Public Affairs Committees

Lieff Cabraser attorney Mark P. Chalos was recently appointed as Chair of the American Association for Justice (AAJ) Public Education Committee and Member of the AAJ Public Affairs Committee. The Public Education Committee works on initiatives promoting knowledge of America’s civil justice system and trial bar mission. The Public Affairs Committee gives advice on policy options, tactics, and strategies with regard to trial lawyer matters.

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Dismissal of False Park Defect Lawsuit Against Chrysler Reversed

Dismissal of False Park Defect Lawsuit Against Chrysler Reversed

Attorney Fabrice Vincent of the national plaintiffs’ law firm Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP announced that a federal appeals court today reversed an order that had dismissed wrongful death claims stemming from an alleged transmission defect in many Chrysler vehicles.

 

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Rachel Geman Comments on New Motor Vehicle Safety Whistleblower Act

Rachel Geman Comments on New Motor Vehicle Safety Whistleblower Act

Earlier this year, the U.S. Senate approved and sent to the House of Representatives the Thune-Nelson Motor Vehicle Safety Whistleblower Act. The bill offers individuals a substantial monetary incentive for whistleblowers in the automotive industry to report safety problems and vehicle defects that could lead to serious injuries or death. Whistleblowers could receive up to 30 percent of any monetary penalty over $1 million imposed by the U.S. Department of Transportation or U.S. Department of Justice for misconduct.

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NLJ Recognizes Elizabeth Cabraser As One Of Nation’s Outstanding Women Lawyers

NLJ Recognizes Elizabeth Cabraser As One Of Nation's Outstanding Women Lawyers

This week the National Law Journal honored 75 of the most accomplished female attorneys working in the legal profession today, including Elizabeth J. Cabraser. These women, the editors of the NLJ note, selected from hundreds of nominations, “represent excellence in private practice, corporate counsel work, public interest representation, legal education, and the judiciary. Their accomplishments especially stand out as women continue to be under-represented in the highest levels of business, law, and public service.”

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Steven Fineman Interviewed By UC Hastings Magazine

Steven Fineman Interviewed By UC Hastings Magazine

The University of California Hastings College of the Law magazine recently interviewed Steven E. Fineman, a graduate of the law school and Lieff Cabraser’s Managing Partner. In discussing our law firm, Fineman stated that the “diversity of our practice and the breadth of our client base make us unique in the plaintiffs’ bar.” He added, “We are constantly proving ourselves. We continue to take on righteous cases in which we hold big companies accountable for wrongful conduct.”

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