Eight Lieff Cabraser Attorneys Recognized as 2019 Lawdragon “500 Leading Plaintiff Consumer Lawyers”

Eight Lieff Cabraser Attorneys Recognized as 2019 Lawdragon “500 Leading Plaintiff Consumer Lawyers”

Lawdragon legal magazine has published its annual listing of the “500 Leading Plaintiff Consumer Lawyers in America,” a listing that includes Lieff Cabraser partners Elizabeth Cabraser, Mark Chalos, Paulina do Amaral, Steven Fineman, Rachel Geman, Lexi Hazam, Richard Heimann, and Annika K. Martin. The Guide, first published in 2007, offers Lawdragon’s take on “the best of the U.S. plaintiff bar who specialize in representing individuals who have suffered injuries from accidents, pharmaceuticals, civil rights abuse and other torts.”   [Read more…]

Daily Journal Recognizes Kelly Dermody & Anne Shaver as 2019 Top Labor & Employment Lawyers

Daily Journal Recognizes Kelly Dermody & Anne Shaver as 2019 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 2019. This is Anne’s second time receiving the award, while Kelly’s joins the list for the seventh time since 2011. [Read more…]

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

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

The opening session on Juul E-Cigarette Litigation at the October 2019 Mass Torts Made Perfect (MTMP) Conference at The Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas will be led by Lieff Cabraser partner Wendy R. Fleishman, along with Mike Papantonio of Levin Papantonio, Robert Eglet of Eglet Adams, and John Yanchunis of Morgan & Morgan. [Read more…]

Lieff Cabraser’s R-23s Win 2019 “Best Lawyer Band in the Bay” Award at Annual FVAP Charity Event

Lieff Cabraser's Rockin' Band The R-23s

We are delighted to announce that Lieff Cabraser’s in-house rock and roll band The R-23s have won the coveted “Best Lawyer Band in the Bay” award after winning big at the annual Family Violence Appellate Project’s June 20th  Banding Together to End Domestic Violence fundraising event at The Chapel in San Francisco. Along with receiving first place and Best Band bragging rights, the R-23’s were able to account for $22,817 toward the event’s total contribution of $186,687 to help California survivors of domestic violence! [Read more…]

Annika K. Martin to Discuss Discovery Case Law Updates at 2019 Complex Litigation E-Discovery Forum

Annika K. Martin to Discuss Discovery Case Law Updates at 2019 Complex Litigation E-Discovery Forum

The fifth annual Complex Litigation E-Discovery forum, co-founded and produced by Lieff Cabraser partner Annika K. Martin, will be held September 19-20, 2019 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The event’s second discussion group, “Discovery Case Law Update” at 10:45-11:45 on September 20th, will be led by Ms. Martin along with co-facilitators Jacksy Bilsborrow of Weitz & Luxenberg and Zachary Wool of Barrios Kingsdorf & Casteix.

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Fabrice Vincent Appointed Co-Chair of the Products Liability Committee of the ABA Section of Litigation

Fabrice N. Vincent Appointed Co-Chair of the Products Liability Committee of the ABA Section of Litigation

We are pleased to announce that Lieff Cabraser partner Fabrice Vincent has been appointed Co-Chair of the Products Liability Committee of the American Bar Association. The ABA Section of Product Liability features a diverse committee of professionals from many different ages and backgrounds who write and speak on a variety of topics on product liability. The committee offers its members the opportunity to work and engage with colleagues who are experienced in the committee’s area of expertise in order to educate newer attorneys entering the field and help to develop advanced practice skills. [Read more…]

Daily Journal Names Elizabeth Cabraser A “2019 Top Plaintiffs’ Lawyer”

Daily Journal Names Elizabeth Cabraser A “2019 Top Plaintiffs’ Lawyer"

The Daily Journal has named Lieff Cabraser founding partner Elizabeth Cabraser to its annual listing of “Top Plaintiff Lawyers in California,” recognized for her groundbreaking work in personal injury and environmental law. The Journal uses its Top Plaintiff Lawyer awards to acknowledge attorneys’ active involvement in significant cases that make a difference in California and the world. [Read more…]

Mark Chalos & Kenny Byrd Take on New Leadership Roles in the Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association

Mark Chalos & Kenny Byrd Take on New 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 take on new leadership roles in the Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association (TTLA) for the 2019-2020 year. Mark has been elected Vice President of the TTLA, after previously serving as Treasurer and Secretary, and will continue to serve as the Treasurer of the TTLA’s Political Action Committee, “Lawyers Involved for Tennessee” (LIFT). For his part, Kenny was re-elected to the TTLA Board of Governors. [Read more…]

Sarah London to Speak at American Association for Justice’s Annual Mass Torts Seminar

Sarah London to Speak at American Association for Justice’s Annual Mass Torts Seminar

Lieff Cabraser partner Sarah R. London will be speaking at the American Association for Justice’s (AAJ) annual mass torts seminar, “Everything You Want to Know About Mass Torts (But Are too Afraid to Ask),” at the San Diego Convention Center on Friday, July 26, 2019. Sarah will be discussing the basics of Mass Tort Litigation in a presentation entitled “MDL 101.” The seminar will feature some of the nation’s leading mass tort litigators who will provide a comprehensive view of the critical aspects and nuances of litigating mass tort cases. [Read more…]

Michael Miarmi to Discuss Delaware Investor Law Issues at Council of Institutional Investors Webinar

Michael Miarmi Delaware Law Webinar

Lieff Cabraser partner Michael Miarmi will be presenting a webinar entitled “Delaware Law Update: What Investors Need to Know” for the Council of Institutional Investors on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 from 3:30-4:30pm. The webinar will feature a panel discussion that explores the critical role Delaware law plays in shaping business, both in the United States and around the world, as a result of its advanced general corporation law and dedicated business court, the Delaware Court of Chancery. [Read more…]

Erwin Chemerinsky to Present First 2019 Elizabeth Cabraser Summer Lecture: “The Supreme Court Term in Review: 2018–2019,” presented by Legal Aid at Work

Erwin Chemerinsky

As part of its 2019 Elizabeth J. Cabraser Summer Lecture Series, local Bay Area nonprofit Legal Aid at Work will present, “The Supreme Court Term in Review: 2018–2019,” a lecture by famed constitutional scholar Erwin Chemerinsky, Dean of Berkeley Law  and Jesse H. Choper Distinguished Professor of Law. The lecture will take place on Thursday, July 18, 2019 from 12:00 – 1:30pm at Coblentz Patch Duffy & Bass LLP in San Francisco. The lecture series, named in honor of Lieff Cabraser founding partner Elizabeth Cabraser, strives to present a wide spectrum of topics and views affecting public interest law. [Read more…]

Steven Fineman Welcomed as Incoming Board-Chair of ADL New York Region

Steven Fineman Welcomed as Incoming Board-Chair of ADL New York Region

On June 12, 2019, Anti-Defamation League New York/New Jersey Region held its Annual Meeting with over 150 leaders, supporters, and community partners. The evening was an opportunity to welcome incoming leadership, including Lieff Cabraser Managing Partner Steven E. Fineman as Board Chair and Co-President of The Charles and Mildred Schnurmacher Foundation Heidi Packer Eskenazi as Vice Chair. The 2018-2019 Glass Leadership Institute class was also recognized for their completion of the program and entry into the ADL New York leadership community. [Read more…]

American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys Selects Wendy R. Fleishman as one of the “10 Best Personal Injury Attorneys in New York”

Wendy Fleishman AIOPIA Award

The American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys (AIOPIA) has announced its recognition of Lieff Cabraser partner Wendy R. Fleishman as one of the “10 Best Personal Injury Attorneys in the State of New York for Client Satisfaction.” In compiling its annual list of the Top 10 Personal Injury attorneys in each state, attorney rating organization AIOPIA places a major emphasis on “selecting lawyers who have achieved significant success in the field of Personal Injury law without sacrificing the service and support they provide.” [Read more…]

Lieff Cabraser Named as Finalist for 2019 Public Justice Trial Lawyer of the Year Award

State Farm

We are proud to announce that Lieff Cabraser’s State Farm case team has been named finalists for the 2019 Public Justice Trial Lawyer of the Year Award. The award celebrates and recognizes “the work of an attorney or team of attorneys working on behalf of individuals and groups that have suffered grave injustice or abuse.” The Trial Lawyer of the Year award will be presented at Public Justice’s Annual Gala and Awards Dinner on Monday, July 29 in San Diego. [Read more…]

Jonathan Selbin Comments on DOJ Claims About Abusive Consumer Class Actions

Jonathan Selbin Comments on DOJ Claims About Abusive Consumer Class Actions

In Ohio federal court lawyers for the U.S. Department of Justice are seeking to reverse a proposed class action settlement that would give consumers $72.50 coupons for defective pressure cookers that allegedly cause scalding hot contents to erupt, in some cases causing users to suffer from second and third degree burns. [Read more…]

Kenny Byrd to Serve in Leadership Role on Early Vetting Committee in 3M Combat Arms Earplug Defects Hearing Damage Litigation

Kenny Byrd to Serve in Leadership Role on Early Vetting Committee in 3M Combat Arms Earplug Defects Hearing Damage Litigation

On May 22, 2019, Judge M. Casey Rodgers of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida issued an order naming Lieff Cabraser partner Kenny S. Byrd to the Early Vetting Committee in the nationwide product defect lawsuit against 3M relating to allegations that for over a decade, 3M provided defective earplugs to men and women in the U.S. military. Complaints in numerous lawsuits allege that the ear plugs, distributed between 2002 and 2015, were too short for proper insertion into users’ ears, putting users at risk for permanent hearing loss, hearing impairment, and tinnitus. [Read more…]

Kelly M. Dermody Moderates “Gender Equality in the #MeToo World” Discussion at National Equal Opportunity Law Florida Conference

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At the April 3, 2019 National Conference on Equal Employment Opportunity in Coral Gables, Florida, Lieff Cabraser partner Kelly M. Dermody moderated the opening event, a plenary discussion focusing on “gender equality in the #MeToo World” with lawyer and journalist Dahlia Lithwick (Newsweek and Slate) and the Honorable Victoria A. Lipnic, Commissioner and Acting Chair of the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. [Read more…]

Kelly Dermody To Speak at 45th Annual American Bar Association National Conference on Professional Responsibility

Kelly Dermody To Speak at 45th Annual American Bar Association National Conference on Professional Responsibility

Lieff Cabraser partner Kelly M. Dermody will be speaking on Thursday, May 30th at the American Bar Association’s 45th Annual National Conference on Professional Responsibility in Vancouver, BC as part of a panel discussion on “Harassment and Discrimination in the Rule 8.4(g) and #Metoo Era.” The panel will address how law firms, corporate law departments, government agencies and the legal profession itself should respond to claims of discrimination and harassment; explore the role of general and ethics counsel in addressing and preventing the problems; and review recommended practices for addressing and preventing harassment and other discriminatory conduct in organizations that employ lawyers. [Read more…]

Elizabeth Cabraser Receives Daily Journal’s “2019 Top Women Lawyers” Recognition

Elizabeth Cabraser Receives Daily Journal’s “2019 Top Women Lawyers” Recognition

The Daily Journal has published its annual listing of Top Women Lawyers in California, which includes 12th-time selection for Lieff Cabraser founding partner Elizabeth J. Cabraser. The Top Women Lawyers award recognizes exemplary female attorney trailblazers and changemakers who are actively involved in cutting-edge work with the most influential impact across the legal field. [Read more…]

Rachel Geman Appointed to Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee in National Valsartan Contamination Fraud Litigation

Rachel Geman Appointed to Plaintiffs' Steering Committee in National Valsartan Contamination Fraud Litigation

On May 6, 2019, Lieff Cabraser partner Rachel Geman was appointed to the Plaintiffs’ Economic Reimbursement Steering Committee in the national consumer fraud Valsartan contamination litigation in federal court in New Jersey, In Re: Valsartan Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2875. [Read more…]