Attorneys

Vera Schedel

Vera Schedel is an associate in Lieff Cabraser’s Munich office. Before joining Lieff Cabraser, Vera worked as an attorney at an international law firm in Munich. She specializes in antitrust litigation.

Vera speaks Russian, German, English, French, and Portuguese.

Dr. Katharina Kolb

Dr. Kolb is a partner in the Munich office of Lieff Cabraser. Before joining Lieff Cabraser, Dr. Kolb worked as an attorney at another international law firm in Munich.

She specializes in German and European competition law with a particular focus on litigation. Rankings like Who is Who Legal recognize Dr. Kolb as one of the world’s “Future Leaders” in competition law.

Dr. Kolb speaks German, English, and French.

Rhea Ghosh

Rhea Ghosh is an associate in Lieff Cabraser’s New York office. Before coming to Lieff Cabraser, Rhea served as a Judicial Clerk to the Honorable Charles S. Haight, Jr., of the Southern District of New York and as an associate at Kirkland & Ellis LLP.

Rachel Green

Rachel Green is an associate in Lieff Cabraser’s San Francisco office.

Reilly Stoler

Reilly Stoler is an associate in Lieff Cabraser’s San Francisco office. Before coming to Lieff Cabraser, Reilly worked as a Law Clerk to the Honorable Edward M. Chen of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, and as an associate at Baker Botts LLP and Fenwick & West LLP in San Francisco.

Jacob Polin

Jacob Polin is an associate in Lieff Cabraser’s San Francisco office. Before coming to Lieff Cabraser, Jacob worked as a Law Clerk in the Illinois Attorney General’s Office and as an associate at Quinn Emanuel Urquhart and Sullivan, LLP in San Francisco.

Patrick I. Andrews

Patrick Andrews is an associate in Lieff Cabraser’s New York office. Before coming to Lieff Cabraser, Patrick worked at Levy Konigsberg, LLP and as a judicial intern for U.S. District Judge Edgardo Ramos of the Southern District of New York.

Christopher E. Coleman

Christopher Coleman is an associate in Lieff Cabraser’s Nashville office.

Before coming to our firm, Christopher worked as a staff attorney at the Tennessee Justice Center in Nashville, Tennessee. Prior to that, he was an associate at Lieff Cabraser after clerking for the Honorable Joan Humphrey Lefkow of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. From 2014 to the present, he has also been an Adjunct Professor at Vanderbilt University Law School.

Madeline M. Gomez

Madeline Gomez is an associate in Lieff Cabraser’s Nashville office. Prior to joining Lieff Cabraser, Madeline served as a law clerk for the Honorable Martha Craig Daughtrey on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. Madeline has also been a legal fellow in the U.S. Litigation Program at the Center for Reproductive Rights and an If/When/How Federal Reproductive Justice Fellow at the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health. Madeline sits on the board of directors for Tamizdat, Inc., a non-profit dedicated to facilitating and advancing international mobility and cultural exchange.

Madeline holds a J.D. from Columbia Law School where she won the Myra Bradwell Award for the best student note on women and the law and the Pauline Berman Heller Prize for the most outstanding record of academic achievement in the service of gender equality. During law school, Madeline served as the Executive Editor and Notes Editor for the Columbia Journal of Gender and Law, interned with the ACLU’s Capital Punishment Project, and was a summer associate at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton and Garrison, LLP. She holds a B.A. in Sociology and Public Policy from NYU.

Kartik S. Madiraju

Kartik Madiraju is an associate in Lieff Cabraser’s New York office.

Prior to joining our firm, Kartik was an associate at Foley & Lardner, LLP, from 2017 to 2019, where he also spent the summer of 2016 as a summer associate. Previously, he was a Henry L. Diamond B&D Clerk at the Environmental Law Institute. Kartik also spent a year as a fellow at Insight Collaborative and Insight Partners, learning and teaching negotiation to various environmental non-profits around the world.

Kartik graduated from New York University School of Law with a Juris Doctor, where he was a Root-Tilden-Kern Scholar and competed nationally in Moot Court. Kartik also holds a B.Eng. in Chemical Engineering and an M.Sc. in Bioresource Engineering from McGill University, in Montreal, Canada.

Kartik is fluent in French, Hindi, and Telugu. In his spare time, Kartik enjoys mixology, jazz, the Montreal Canadiens, and cooking.

Alix Pustilnik

Alix Pustilnik is a staff attorney in the New York office of Lieff Cabraser.

Manon Pischel

Manon Pischel is a staff attorney in the San Francisco office of Lieff Cabraser.

Daniel Leathers

Daniel is an associate in our New York office with a practice focused on personal injury and mass torts. Daniel has extensive experience in both pharmaceutical medical device mass tort litigation as well as complex catastrophic personal injury and medical malpractice litigation. Daniel completed his J.D., cum laude, at Case Western Reserve University School of Law, and served as the Executive Articles Editor of the Case Western Reserve Journal of International Law.

After graduation from law school, Daniel clerked for the Honorable Carol Higbee, a New Jersey Superior Court Civil Division Presiding Judge (deceased), assisting Judge Higbee on numerous cases involving complex and unique issues in pharmaceutical and environmental mass torts.

Jay Howard McKibben

Jay McKibben is a staff attorney in the San Francisco office of Lieff Cabraser.

Christopher Jordan

Christopher Jordan is a staff attorney in the San Francisco office of Lieff Cabraser.

Andreea Miclut

Andreea Miclut is a staff attorney in the San Francisco office of Lieff Cabraser.

Denny Kim

Denny Kim is a staff attorney in the San Francisco office of Lieff Cabraser.

Yaman Salahi

Yaman Salahi is a partner in our San Francisco office, with prior experience at the ACLU of Southern California, Advancing Justice-Asian Law Caucus, and clerking for the Honorable Edward M. Chen in the Northern District of California. Yaman currently works on the firm’s antitrust cases related to “no poaching” agreements between employers that have the effect of suppressing worker salaries, and has also worked on the firm’s employment discrimination and wage and hour cases and other antitrust matters.

Yaman graduated from Yale Law School in 2012, where he participated in the Worker and Immigrant Rights Advocacy Clinic to defend Latino residents of East Haven, Connecticut from racial profiling by local law enforcement. At Yale, Yaman also studied Arabic on a Fields Language Study Fellowship, participated in the Middle East Legal Studies Seminar, and interned at the Urban Justice Center-Community Development Project in New York City and Bay Area Legal Aid in Oakland.

Out of law school, Yaman was an Arthur Liman Fellow at the American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California defending civil liberties of Muslim and Middle Eastern communities and litigating the First Amendment photography rights of photographers. Yaman also worked in the National Security and Civil Rights program at Advancing Justice-Asian Law Caucus, including on Omar v. Kerry, a lawsuit successfully challenging the summary confiscation of a San Francisco grandfather’s U.S. passport based on a coerced confession of immigration fraud.

At the Asian Law Caucus, Yaman helped prepare a report requesting that the Office of the Inspector General investigate a wave of illegal passport confiscations at the U.S. Embassy in Sana’a that left dozens of American citizens stranded abroad. After a thorough investigation, in October 2018, the OIG published a report concluding that the State Department indeed failed to follow relevant guidance related to the revocation and confiscation of passports of at least 30 Americans in Yemen. While working at the Asian Law Caucus, Yaman also received the Kathi Pugh Award for Exceptional Mentorship from U.C. Berkeley School of Law for his supervision of law students in the Civil Rights Outreach Project.

In 2017, Yaman served as a Commissioner on the Oakland Privacy Advisory Commission. In 2018, after clerking but before returning to Lieff Cabraser, Yaman spent five weeks as a volunteer attorney with Centro de los Derechos del Migrante in Mexico City, advising Mexican migrant workers about their rights under the H-2A, H-2B, and TN temporary visa programs and conducting intakes with persons facing abuse or underpayment in the work place.

Britt Cibulka

Britt Cibulka is a staff attorney in the San Francisco office of Lieff Cabraser.