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…]

Lexi Hazam to Discuss Climate Change Litigation at ABA Toxic Torts and Environmental Law Conference

LJH Speaks at ABA Toxic Torts Conference

Lieff Cabraser partner Lexi J. Hazam will be a featured panelist at the American Bar Association’s 28th Annual Spring CLE Meeting: Toxic Torts & Environmental Law Committee Conference, in Coronado, California, running April 4-6, 2019. Lexi’s panel will discuss the recurrence of natural disasters across the U.S., resulting in ongoing damage to property, the environment, and loss of life. Subtopics include recent California wildfires and mudslides, hurricanes in the Southeast, and flooding taking place from coast to coast. Experienced plaintiff, defense, and government attorneys will discuss these disasters, their possible link to climate change, and how litigation on this topic has evolved. [Read more…]

Lexi Hazam Profiled in Plaintiff Magazine

Lexi Hazam Profiled in Plaintiff Magazine

Plaintiff Magazine has profiled Lieff Cabraser partner Lexi J. Hazam in a piece entitled, “Multidistrict Litigator Stares Down Big Pharma and Others with Help From Her Anthropological Background.” The profile describes Lexi’s journey from earning a master’s degree in cultural anthropology from Stanford University to thoughts of going on for a Ph.D, to a career shift that led her to law school in the expectation that as a lawyer she could have a more direct positive impact on people’s lives. [Read more…]

Lieff Cabraser Attorneys to Speak at HarrisMartin’s Upcoming Southern California Wildfires & Mudslide Litigation Conference

Lieff Cabraser Attorneys to Speak at HarrisMartin’s Upcoming Southern California Wildfires & Mudslide Litigation Conference

Multiple Lieff Cabraser attorneys will be participating in HarrisMartin’s Southern California Wildfires and Mudslide Litigation Conference on May 8, 2018 at The Ritz-Carlton in Marina del Ray, California. [Read more…]

Three Lieff Cabraser Attorneys Selected for Law360’s Practice Group Editorial Advisory Boards

Three Lieff Cabraser Attorneys Selected for Law360’s Practice Group Editorial Advisory Boards

Law360 has chosen three Lieff Cabraser attorneys to serve on its Editorial Advisory Boards for 2018. Partner Phong-Chau Nguyen will work on the Environmental Editorial Advisory Board, partner Michael Miarmi on the Securities Editorial Advisory Board, and partner Lexi Hazam will serve on the Product Liability Editorial Advisory Board. [Read more…]

Lexi Hazam Weighs in with Law360 on Product Liability Cases to Watch in 2018

Law360 Report: Product Liability Cases To Watch In 2018

Law360 reports on product liability cases to watch in the year 2018, highlighting cases of national interest with potential impact on millions of Americans. The review includes cases in which Lieff Cabraser plays a prominent role, and Law360 spoke directly with Lieff Cabraser’s Lexi Hazam. [Read more…]

Lexi Hazam Speaks at HarrisMartin’s National Opioid Litigation Conference

Lexi Hazam Speaks at HarrisMartin’s National Opioid Litigation Conference

Lieff Cabraser attorney Lexi J. Hazam will be a featured panelist at HarrisMartin’s National Opioid Litigation Conference on October 3, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. Ms. Hazam will be speaking on a panel titled “Who are the Governmental Action Plaintiffs and What are the Causation Theories?” [Read more…]

Lexi Hazam Discusses Supreme Court Review of Escobar at AAJ Annual Convention

Lexi Hazam Discusses Supreme Court Review of Escobar at AAJ Annual Convention

Lieff Cabraser partner Lexi J. Hazam will participate in a panel discussion on the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2016 ruling in Universal Health Services v. Escobar at the American Association for Justice (AAJ) 2017 Annual Convention in Boston as part of the Qui Tam Litigation Group CLE on July 23, 2017. The panel discussion Ms. Hazam will be featured on will be taking place from 10:00-11:30am at the Hynes Convention Center. [Read more…]

Lexi Hazam Featured as Distinguished Panelist at ABA CLE Program on Class Actions & Mass Torts

Lexi Hazam Mass Torts

Lieff Cabraser partner Lexi J. Hazam will be speaking as a featured panelist at the American Bar Association’s 4th Annual Western Regional CLE Program on Class Actions and Mass Torts on June 16, 2017 in San Francisco. Ms. Hazam will be discussing “Discovery Following the 2015 Federal Rules Amendments: What Does Proportionality Mean in the Class Action and Mass Tort Contexts?” [Read more…]

Elizabeth Cabraser & Lexi Hazam Speak at Duke Law Conference on Increasing Women & Minority Leaders in Class Actions & MDLs

Elizabeth Cabraser & Lexi Hazam Speak at Duke Law Conference on Increasing Women & Minority Leaders in Class Actions & MDLs

Lieff Cabraser attorneys Elizabeth Cabraser and Lexi Hazam spoke this week at the Duke Law Center for Judicial Studies Conference on “Increasing the Number of Women and Minority Lawyers Appointed to Leadership Positions in Class Actions and MDLs” in Atlanta on April 6th and 7th. The conference’s goal was to lay the groundwork for the drafting of bench-bar best practices intended to further balance the presence of women and minorities in leadership roles in significant complex and multi-state litigation. [Read more…]

Lexi Hazam Speaks at Third Annual Innovation in eDiscovery Conference

Lexi Hazam Speaks at Third Annual Innovation in eDiscovery Conference

Lieff Cabraser partner Lexi J. Hazam will be speaking as a distinguished panelist at the Third Annual Innovation in eDiscovery Conference on January 22, 2016 at The City Club of San Francisco. Topics for discussion include: the 2015 Rules Amendments, Search Methodology and Technology, and New Forms of Communications and Data Protection. Sponsored by UnitedLex and organized by Sandpiper Partners, the panel will also feature three federal/state judges.

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Suit Charges Negligence by Medical Device Manufacturer Pentax Medical and Chicago-Area Hospital Led to Patient Contracting Fatal Superbug Infection from Contaminated Medical Scope

Suit Charges Negligence by Medical Device Manufacturer Pentax Medical and Chicago-Area Hospital Led to Patient Contracting Fatal Superbug Infection from Contaminated Medical Scope

Lexi J. Hazam of the national plaintiffs’ law firm Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP, announced that the adult children of Renate Winkler as administrators of her estate have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Pentax Medical, a division of Pentax of America, Inc., and Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, which is located in the Chicago suburb of Park Ridge, Illinois. Ms. Winkler died on December 7, 2013 from carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae or CRE, a bacteria that is highly resistant to antibiotics, following Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography or ERCP at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital. For the procedure, the hospital used a duodenoscope manufactured and sold by Pentax Medical.

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Lieff Cabraser Attorneys Recognized as Consumer Attorney of the Year Finalists

Lieff Cabraser Attorneys Recognized as Consumer Attorney of the Year Finalists

The Consumer Attorneys of California (“CAOC”) announced this year’s finalists for the organization’s two major member awards, Consumer Attorney of the Year and Street Fighter of the Year.

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Lexi Hazam Discusses Latest Developments in Whistleblower Law

Lexi Hazam Discusses Latest Developments in Whistleblower Law

In a roundtable discussion published in this month’s edition of California Lawyer magazine, Lieff Cabraser attorney Lexi Hazam reviews the latest developments in whistleblower law, including how the law is evolving in cases where the whistleblower must pursue the action without the assistance of the federal government.

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Lexi Hazam Discusses Benicar Drug at HarrisMartin MDL Conference

Lexi Hazam Discusses Benicar Drug at HarrisMartin MDL Conference

Lieff Cabraser attorney Lexi J. Hazam is speaking at HarrisMartin’s MDL Conference: Zofran, Bard IVC and Zimmer Persona Knee Litigation on July 29, 2015 at Hotel Nikko in San Francisco. Hazam will be featured as a panelist discussing the Benicar (Olmesartan) Litigation. Hazam has been appointed by the court overseeing the nationwide Benicar MDL litigation to the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee, and serves as Co-Chair of the MDL Plaintiffs’ Science and Experts Committee.

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Lexi Hazam Elected Vice Chair of AAJ Torts

LJH AAJ Torts Vice Chair-blog image

Lieff Cabraser attorney Lexi J. Hazam was elected Vice Chair of the American Association for Justice’s (AAJ) Section on Toxic, Environmental and Pharmaceutical Torts (STEP). Promoting a fair and effective justice system, AAJ’s mission is to support the representation of those injured by the harmful misconduct and negligence of others. STEP is a section of the association, which focuses on pharmaceutical toxic effects, medical devices, pesticides, consumer products, industrial pollution, and other environmental damages.

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