Annika K. Martin to Lead Discussion of Proportionality at 2018 E-Discovery Forum

Complex Litigation E-Discovery A Success

The fourth annual Complex Litigation E-Discovery forum will be held September 27-28, 2018 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The event’s second discussion group, “Proportionality Three Years After the Amendments” at 10:45-11:45 on September 28th will be led by Lieff Cabraser partner Annika K. Martin along with co-leaders Jacksy Bilsborrow of Weitz & Luxenberg and Zachary Wool of Barrios Kingsdorf & Casteix. The discussion will revisit the December 2015 amendments to the Federal Rules, exploring what experience and case law have revealed to be the most effective strategy for plaintiffs to ensure they have a full opportunity to pursue discovery. [Read more…]

Lawdragon Names Five Lieff Cabraser Attorneys Leading Plaintiff Employment Lawyers for 2018

2018_Lawdragon_500_Plaintiff_Employment_Lawyers

Legal analysis company Lawdragon has published its first annual listing of the 500 “Leading Plaintiff  Employment Lawyers” in America, a list that includes Lieff Cabraser partners Lin Y. Chan, Kelly M. Dermody, Rachel Geman, Daniel M. Hutchinson, and Anne B. Shaver. Introduced as the newest addition to Lawdragon’s acclaimed 500 series, the 500 Leading Plaintiff Employment Lawyers guide includes distinguished attorneys selected over a two year period from a combination of editorial research by Lawdragon staff, law firm submissions, and other online nominations.  [Read more…]

The Best Lawyers in America 2019: 20 Lieff Cabraser Attorneys Listed in 25th Edition

Best Lawyers 2019 Rankings

The Best Lawyers in America has announced its selections for the 25th edition of its esteemed legal peer-review publication, and we are proud to note that twenty Lieff Cabraser attorneys have been named Best Lawyers for 2019. Listed attorneys are recognized by their peers in the legal industry for their professional excellence across 145 practice areas. This year, over 7 million votes were analyzed and tabulated to generate the final Best Lawyer listings across the U.S. [Read more…]

Lieff Cabraser Attorneys Mark Chalos and Laura Heiman Volunteer at Nashville Bar’s Dial-A-Lawyer

Nashville Dial a Lawyer

Lieff Cabraser partner Mark Chalos and associate Laura Heimann participated in the Nashville Bar Association’s Lawyer Referral and Information Service (NBA LRIS) Dial-A-Lawyer program on Tuesday, August 7th. The NBA LRIS conducts its FREE Dial-A-Lawyer program on the first Tuesday of each month between 6:00 and 8:00 pm. As the program guide notes, “During those hours, the public is invited to call 615-242-9272 to speak with volunteer attorneys from the Nashville Bar Association and get FREE legal guidance to general legal questions. We are here to serve you!” [Read more…]

National Law Journal Recognizes Lieff Cabraser Attorneys as 2018 Litigation Trailblazers

National Law Journal Recognizes Lieff Cabraser Attorneys as 2018 Litigation Trailblazers

The National Law Journal (subscription) has named its 2018 Litigation Trailblazers, a list that includes Lieff Cabraser partners Richard M. Heimann and Kelly M. Dermody. Heimann and Dermody are featured in the NLJ’s 2018 Litigation Trailblazers special edition, which discusses their “pioneer spirit,” past successes, and ongoing case work. [Read more…]

National Law Journal Names Lieff Cabraser as Finalists for Three 2018 “Elite Trial Lawyers” Awards

National Law Journal Elite Trial Lawyers Nominations

Elizabeth Cabraser also selected as a finalist for the NLJ’s inaugural ‘Elite Women of the Plaintiffs’ Bar’ award

We are pleased to announce that the National Law Journal has named Lieff Cabraser as finalists for the 2018 NLJ Elite Trial Lawyers awards in the categories of Mass Tort, Environmental Protection, and Privacy/Data Breach. This is the first time these awards have been given since 2016. [Read more…]

Daily Journal Recognizes Kelly Dermody & Anne Shaver as 2018 Top Labor & Employment Lawyers

Daily Journal Recognizes Kelly Dermody & Anne Shaver as 2018 Top Labor & Employment Lawyers

We are proud to announce that the Daily Journal (subscription) has named Lieff Cabraser partners Kelly M. Dermody and Anne B. Shaver as Top Labor & Employment Lawyers for 2018. This is a first-time award for Anne, while Kelly’s joins the list for the sixth time since 2011. [Read more…]

21 Lieff Cabraser Attorneys Selected as 2018 Northern California Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

21 Lieff Cabraser Attorneys Selected as 2018 Northern California Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

Super Lawyers has released its annual report on Northern California attorneys, highlighting those who “demonstrate the highest degree of professional achievement and peer recognition.” Twenty-one Lieff Cabraser attorneys have been selected as Northern California Super Lawyers and Rising Stars this year. In addition, Elizabeth J. Cabraser has been named a “Top 10 Northern California Super Lawyer” for 2018, and Elizabeth and Kelly M. Dermody were selected as “Top 50 Women Super Lawyers” in the region. [Read more…]

Public Justice Honors Elizabeth Cabraser with Highest Honor – the Champion of Justice Award

Public Justice Honors Elizabeth Cabraser with Highest Honor – the Champion of Justice Award

Public Justice has honored Lieff Cabraser founding partner Elizabeth J. Cabraser with the 2018 Champion of Justice Award for exceptional leadership and advocacy on justice and civil rights. The Champion of Justice Award is the Public Justice Foundation’s highest honor, established to honor lawyers whose work, values and commitment to combating social and economic injustice inspires and motivates the wider legal community. [Read more…]

Mark Chalos, Kenny Byrd, and John Spragens to Teach at Vanderbilt Law

Mark Chalos, Kenny Byrd, and John Spragens to Teach at Vanderbilt Law

Lieff Cabraser Nashville Attorneys Appointed as Adjunct Faculty for Fall 2018 “The Practice of Aggregate Litigation”

Lieff Cabraser Nashville attorneys Mark P. Chalos, Kenneth S. Byrd, and John T. Spragens have been appointed to the adjunct faculty at Vanderbilt Law School to teach “The Practice of Aggregate Litigation” in the Fall 2018 semester as part of the school’s 2018-2019 academic year. [Read more…]

Lieff Cabraser Partners Headline Class Action Litigation Group Program at 2018 AAJ Conference

Mark Chalos, Annika K. Martin, Kenny Byrd at AAJ CALG Program

Lieff Cabraser partners Mark Chalos, Annika K. Martin, and Kenny Byrd spoke at the July 8 Class Action Litigation Group program as part of this year’s American Association for Justice annual convention. Chalos served as CALG program moderator, while Byrd presented material as part of the “Current and Future Landscape of Class Actions” panel, and Martin, who is the current co-chair of the Class Action Litigation Group, presented on the “Getting the Most Out of Your Team” panel. [Read more…]

Lieff Cabraser’s Band The R-23s Raise Nearly $14,000 for the Family Violence Appellate Project

Lieff Cabraser’s Band The R-23s Raise Nearly $14,000 for the Family Violence Appellate Project

Lieff Cabraser’s house band The R-23s came in 2nd place at the Family Violence Appellate Project’s (FVAP) 2018 “Banding Together to End Domestic Violence” annual battle-of-the-bands fundraiser on June 20th at The Chapel in San Francisco. The R-23s raised $13,950 for the FVAP, a nonprofit organization that represents domestic violence survivors and their families before the California Court of Appeals. [Read more…]

2018 ABA Survey of Federal Class Action Law Published

2018 ABA Survey of Federal Class Action Law Published

The American Bar Association (ABA) has published its 2018 “Survey of Federal Class Action Law,” whose contributors include Lieff Cabraser attorneys Elizabeth Cabraser, Kenneth Byrd, and Fabrice Vincent, as well as senior Lieff Cabraser paralegal Todd Carnam. The book provides a comprehensive, circuit-by-circuit analysis of federal class action law as it relates to emerging issues of the 21st century. Ms. Cabraser is the Executive Editor and Mr. Carnam is a Contributing Editor; Mr. Vincent is Co-Chair of the Class Action and Derivative Suits Committee of the ABA, and Mr. Byrd co-wrote the chapter on the 11th Circuit. [Read more…]

American Bar Association Names John Spragens a “Top 40 Young Lawyer” for 2018

American Bar Association Names John Spragens a “Top 40 Young Lawyer” for 2018

The American Bar Association (ABA) Young Lawyers Division has selected Lieff Cabraser associate John T. Spragens as a 2018 On the Rise – Top 40 Young Lawyer. The ABA notes the On the Rise award is a testament to Spragens’ superb legal reputation and long-standing service to the public good. [Read more…]

Mark Chalos & Kenneth Byrd Elected to Leadership Roles in the Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association

Mark Chalos & Kenneth Byrd Elected to Leadership Roles in the Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association

We are proud to announce that Lieff Cabraser partners Mark P. Chalos and Kenneth S. Byrd will serve in leadership roles in the Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association (TTLA) for the 2018-2019 year. Mark was elected Secretary of the TTLA and Treasurer of the TTLA’s Political Action Committee, “Lawyers Involved for Tennessee” (LIFT). At the same time, Kenny was re-elected to the TTLA Board of Governors. [Read more…]

Lieff Cabraser and ERA Announce Joy Kruse Gender Justice Memorial Fund

Joy Kruse Gender Justice Memorial Fund

Lieff Cabraser and Equal Rights Advocates (“ERA”) announce the creation of the Joy Kruse Gender Justice Memorial Fund. Joy was an active supporter of ERA, a San Francisco-based non-profit devoted to expanding economic and educational opportunities for women and girls. The fund, created in Joy’s memory, reflects Joy’s passion for social justice. Joy Kruse passed away on May 22, 2018, after a hard-fought battle with cancer. She leaves a community that loved her deeply, a legacy of impressive legal accomplishments, and the communities she served (including through Equal Rights Advocates) much stronger because of her dedication and leadership. [Read more…]

Dean Harvey to Speak on Anticompetitive Practices in the Labor Market at Harvard Law School

Dean Harvey to Speak on Anticompetitive Practices in the Labor Market at Harvard Law School

Lieff Cabraser partner Dean M. Harvey will be featured as a distinguished speaker at the “Unrigging the Market: Convening to Restore Competitive Labor Markets” program, taking place at Harvard Law School on June 13, 2018 from 8:30am-4:30pm ET. He will be participating in the panel titled “Anticompetitive Practices in the Labor Market.” [Read more…]