Mark Chalos on “Expert Handling of Expert Witnesses” at October 2019 TTLA Strategies Forum

Mark Chalos on “Expert Handling of Expert Witnesses” at October 2019 TTLA Strategies Forum

Lieff Cabraser partner Mark P. Chalos will be speaking at the upcoming Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association (TTLA) 2019 Strategies Forum, “Filling Your Tackle Box: Strategies from Pre-Suit to Pre-Trial,” on Friday, October 4, 2019 at the Drury Plaza Hotel Nashville in Franklin, Tennessee. Mark will be discussing “Expert Handling of Expert Witnesses” from 3:15-4:15pm. [Read more…]

American Lawyer Publishes Lifetime Achievement Award Profile on Elizabeth Cabraser

American Lawyer Publishes Lifetime Achievement Award Profile on Elizabeth Cabraser

We are delighted to announce that Lieff Cabraser founding partner Elizabeth J. Cabraser has been selected to receive The American Lawyer’s Lifetime Achievement award. Elizabeth is among six recipients to be honored this year at the publication’s Industry Awards in December, where they will each speak about their extraordinary careers. [Read more…]

Wendy Fleishman Appointed Vice-Chair of Pharmaceutical, Medical Device and Bioscience General Committee of ABA Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section

Wendy Fleishman Appointed Vice-Chair of Pharmaceutical, Medical Device and Bioscience General Committee of ABA Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section

Lieff Cabraser partner Wendy R. Fleishman has been appointed Vice-Chair of the Pharmaceutical, Medical Device and Bioscience General Committee of the American Bar Association Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section (TIPS). The Section is a primary source of knowledge and leadership nationwide on trial practice and critical issues of justice that involve tort and insurance law. [Read more…]

Law360 Names Lieff Cabraser a “California Powerhouse” for 2019

Law360 Names Lieff Cabraser a "2019 California Powerhouse"a "2017 California Powerhouse" for Litigation

Law360 has named Lieff Cabraser to its 2019 list of “California Powerhouse Law Firms,” one of only five firms to be recognized and the only plaintiffs’ firm on the list. The selection includes an in-depth profile of Lieff Cabraser highlighting some of our firm’s most impactful case work from the past year, including the Anthem Data Breach, the Wells Fargo Fraudulent Accounts Shareholder Derivative lawsuit, and the Fiat Chrysler Jeep Dodge diesel emissions fraud. [Read more…]

Lieff Cabraser & Co-Counsel Win 2019 Trial Lawyer Excellence Award for State Farm Insurance Fraud Case

Lieff Cabraser & Co-Counsel Win 2019 Trial Lawyer Excellence Award for State Farm Insurance Fraud Case

20 years of tenacious litigation finally led to $250 million settlement for defrauded auto insurance policyholders

Lieff Cabraser’s State Farm case team and its co-counsel have been chosen to receive Law Bulletin’s 2019 Trial Lawyer Excellence Award based on work that dates all the way back to 1999 originally relating to insurance auto parts fraud and then escalating into improper and illegal electioneering after State Farm upended the Illinois judicial elections process. [Read more…]

Wendy Fleishman to Discuss Juul E-Cigarette Litigation at Upcoming “Mass Torts Made Perfect” Fall 2019 Conference

Wendy Fleishman to Discuss Juul E-Cigarette Litigation at “Mass Torts Made Perfect” Fall 2019 Conference

Lieff Cabraser partner Wendy R. Fleishman, along with Mike Papantonio of Levin Papantonio, Robert Eglet of Eglet Adams, and John Yanchunis of Morgan & Morgan will be leading the opening session on Juul E-Cigarette Litigation at the upcoming Mass Torts Made Perfect (MTMP) Conference, on Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at The Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas.
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Benchmark Litigation Names Elizabeth Cabraser and Kelly Dermody “Top 250 Women in Litigation” for 2019

Benchmark Litigation Names Elizabeth Cabraser and Kelly Dermody “Top 250 Women in Litigation” for 2019

Benchmark Litigation has named Lieff Cabraser partners Elizabeth J. Cabraser and Kelly M. Dermody to its Top 250 Women in Litigation 2019 listing. Benchmark Litigation, touted as “the definitive guide to America’s leading litigation firms and attorneys,” covers the United States, Canada, Latin America and, most recently, Europe and the Asia-Pacific region, –  is now in its twelfth year of publication. [Read more…]

Six Lieff Cabraser Partners Named to Benchmark Litigation’s 2019 “40 & Under Hot List”

Six Lieff Cabraser Partners Named to Benchmark Litigation’s 2019 “40 & Under Hot List”

Benchmark Litigation, “the definitive guide to litigation firms and attorneys in the United States,” has announced this year’s Benchmark 40 & Under Hot List. The list highlights lawyers who are standouts among the top young talent in their respective practice areas in the United States and Canada. [Read more…]

Kelly Dermody and Four Other Outstanding California Women Lawyers Receive the ABA’s 2019 Margaret Brent Award

Kelly Dermody 2019 Margaret Brent Award

On August 11, 2019, five extraordinary lawyers from California were honored at the ABA Annual Meeting in San Francisco with the 2019 ABA Margaret Brent Women Lawyers of Achievement Award, considered by many to be the highest award for women in the legal profession. [Read more…]

Law.com’s “Meet the Attorneys” in the Hotchkiss School Sexual Assault Case

Hotchkiss sexual abuse case lawyers

The Connecticut Law Tribune and Law.com (subscription) recently published an overview of the lawyers prosecuting and defending claims in the suit accusing the Hotchkiss School of breach of fiduciary duty for allegedly taking no action to protect boys allegedly sexually abused at the school decades ago. In late July 2019, U.S. District Judge Victor A. Bolden for the second time rejected a request by the attorneys representing the Hotchkiss School to dismiss the sexual abuse lawsuit against the prestigious college preparatory institution, ruling in favor of the plaintiff that a jury trial should take place. [Read more…]

Wendy Fleishman and Sarah London to Speak at HarrisMartin’s JUUL, E-Cigarettes & Vaping Conference

Wendy Fleishman and Sarah London to Speak at HarrisMartin’s JUUL, E-Cigarettes & Vaping Conference

Lieff Cabraser partners Wendy R. Fleishman and Sarah R. London will be speaking at HarrisMartin’s “JUUL, E-Cigarettes & Vaping Conference: Emerging Litigation and Liability Theories Agenda,” at the Four Seasons Hotel in St. Louis on Wednesday, September 18, 2019. Wendy will be discussing the marketing of e-cigarettes to teens and children in a presentation entitled “JUUL and Our Kids: Marketing and Promoting the JUUL Device From ‘Vaporized’ to ‘Make the Switch.’” [Read more…]

25 Lieff Cabraser Attorneys Selected as 2019 Northern California Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

25 Lieff Cabraser Attorneys Selected as 2019 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-five 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 2019 (Ranked Number Three), and Elizabeth and Kelly M. Dermody were selected as “Top 50 Women Super Lawyers” in the region. [Read more…]

Annika K. Martin Speaks on the Use of Class Actions in Institutional Sex Assault Cases at AAJ Annual Convention

Annika K. Martin Speaks on the Use of Class Actions in Institutional Sex Assault Cases at AAJ Annual Convention

Lieff Cabraser partner Annika K. Martin spoke earlier this week at the American Association for Justice’s Annual Convention in San Diego on the use of the class action device in institutional sexual abuse and assault cases, like the USC/George Tyndall case and the Huntington Hospital abuse case. The discussion covered strategies, challenges, and recent examples of successful institutional sex assault aggregate cases that have resulted in unprecedented settlements bringing justice to thousands of assault victims. When these abuse cases arise at hospitals, colleges, and other educational institutions, the harm can impact hundreds and even thousands, or tens of thousands, of students. [Read more…]

Lieff Cabraser & Co-Counsel Win 2019 Trial Lawyer of the Year Award from Public Justice for 20-Year State Farm Case

Trial Lawyers of the Year 2019

Lieff Cabraser partner Robert J. Nelson accepts the 2019 Trial Lawyer of the Year Award from Public Justice on behalf of the State Farm team.

Lieff Cabraser’s State Farm case team and its co-counsel have been named Public Justice’s 2019 Trial Lawyers of the Year based on their work that began back in 1999 originally relating to insurance auto parts fraud and then escalating into improper and illegal electioneering after State Farm upended the Illinois judicial elections process. Public Justice’s Trial Lawyer of the Year award recognizes “the work of an attorney or team of attorneys working on behalf of individuals and groups that have suffered grave injustice or abuse.” Lieff Cabraser’s State Farm team and their co-counsel were recognized for their extraordinary 20-year efforts in winning a $250m settlement for consumers while shedding a light on corruption and dark money in state politics. The award was presented on the evening of Monday, July 29 at Public Justice’s Annual Gala and Awards Dinner in San Diego. [Read more…]

Sarah London Named Co-Chair of the Resource Board of the National Association of Women Judges

Sarah London Named Co-Chair of the Resource Board of the National Association of Women Judges

We are pleased to announce that Lieff Cabraser partner Sarah R. London has been named Co-Chair of the Resource Board of the National Association of Women Judges. NAWJ’s mission is to promote the judicial role of protecting the rights of individuals under the rule of law through strong, committed, diverse judicial leadership; fairness and equality in the courts; and equal access to justice. Since its formation in 1979, NAWJ has inspired and led the American judiciary in achieving fairness and equality for vulnerable populations. [Read more…]