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…]

Kelly M. Dermody Elected to Membership in the American Law Institute

KMD Elected to Membership in ALI

We are proud to announce that Lieff Cabraser partner Kelly M. Dermody, Chair of the firm’s Employment Law practice group, has been elected as a member of the American Law Institute. The Institute is the leading independent organization in the United States producing scholarly work to clarify, modernize, and otherwise improve the law. [Read more…]

American Association for Justice “Worst Corporate Conduct of 2018” Features Numerous Lieff Cabraser Cases

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The American Association for Justice has published its annual analysis of the “worst corporate conduct” of 2018. The AAJ’s report “examines how civil justice is the most powerful tool to hold corporations and institutions accountable when they cause harm. From the energy companies who spent decades denying their role in climate change, to a university and sports program that for years protected a pedophile instead of students and athletes, institutions have shown time and again they will not act in the public’s best interest unless something forces them to. In these cases, and others involving unscrupulous student lenders, defective airbags, child slave labor, and corporate attempts to rig justice, the civil justice system has allowed Americans to hold bad actors accountable and change the way they do business.” [Read more…]

Mark Chalos Moderates American Association for Justice Class Action Seminar in New York City

Mark Chalos Moderates American Association for Justice Class Action Seminar in New York City

Annika K. Martin moderates judges’ panel and serves as Course Advisor for the program

On Thursday, December 6th, Lieff Cabraser Nashville office Managing Partner Mark P. Chalos served as program moderator for the American Association for Justice’s (AAJ) Class Action Seminar in New York City. The program covered a wealth of topics, including “Emerging Cases: Litigation Updates and Trends to Watch,” “Tackling the Class Certification Motion,” and a judge’s panel on the “Biggest Mistakes in Complex Cases.” [Read more…]