Alix Pustilnik is a staff attorney in the New York office of Lieff Cabraser.
Manon Pischel is a staff attorney in the San Francisco office of Lieff Cabraser.
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 McKibben is a staff attorney in the San Francisco office of Lieff Cabraser.
Christopher Jordan is a staff attorney in the San Francisco office of Lieff Cabraser.
Andreea Miclut is a staff attorney in the San Francisco office of Lieff Cabraser.
Denny Kim is a staff attorney in the San Francisco office of Lieff Cabraser.
Valerie D. Comenencia Ortiz is an associate in Lieff Cabraser’s San Francisco office.
Yaman Salahi is an associate 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 is a staff attorney in the San Francisco office of Lieff Cabraser.
Michelle Baker is a staff attorney in the San Francisco office of Lieff Cabraser.
Kelly Gralewski is a staff attorney in the San Francisco office of Lieff Cabraser.
Coleen Liebmann is a staff attorney in the San Francisco office of Lieff Cabraser.
Marissa Oh is a staff attorney in the San Francisco office of Lieff Cabraser.
Jae Park is a staff attorney in the San Francisco office of Lieff Cabraser.
Jerry Shindelbower is a staff attorney in the San Francisco office of Lieff Cabraser.
Rose Waller is a staff attorney in the San Francisco office of Lieff Cabraser.
Yun Swenson is a staff attorney in the San Francisco office of Lieff Cabraser.
Evan J. Ballan is an associate in Lieff Cabraser’s San Francisco office. Before joining our firm, Evan clerked for the Honorable Albert Diaz of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.
Kathleen M. Konopka is an Of Counsel attorney in Lieff Cabraser’s New York office who works on Antitrust, Commercial Litigation, and Intellectual Property matters. She has a wealth of experience in the litigation of healthcare and fraud cases.
Prior to joining Lieff Cabraser, Kathleen worked in the New York State Attorney General’s office, where she served as Senior Enforcement Counsel of the Social Justice Division, supervising six bureaus of the NY AG’s office, leading the investigation and litigation of complex civil matters as well as providing advice and mentorship to other attorneys.
Konopka came to the New York AG’s office after serving six years as a Senior Litigator in the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice in D.C., where she specialized in the investigation and litigation of complex cartel, fraud, and merger matters. At the DOJ, she regularly led large teams of attorneys, economists, and support professionals, providing briefings to division leadership, including the Assistant U.S. Attorney General, and negotiating settlements, consent decrees, and plea agreements on behalf of the United States.
A 1997 graduate of the Northeastern University School of Law, Konopka has served as lead prosecutor in over 40 antitrust and consumer fraud trials, more than 100 grand jury investigations, and more than 20 appellate matters.