The Duke Law School Bolch Judicial Institute is holding an intensive 3-day mass-tort MDL instructional program from March 11-13, 2020. Faculty will include two Duke Law professors, six experienced MDL judges, and 25 lawyers who have either served as preeminent mass-tort lead counsel or chaired specific-task MDL committees. The program is designed for both plaintiff and defense lawyers looking to transition into the tort and consumer mass-tort field who would like to enhance their ability to compete for MDL committee appointments, and for those more experienced attorneys focused on refining their skills in the field. [Read more…]
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…]
Lieff Cabraser Partner Mark Chalos Also Presenting at SF Opioids Litigation Conference
On Friday, March 2nd, Lieff Cabraser partner Paulina do Amaral will co-chair HarrisMartin’s Opioid Litigation Conference at the Four Seasons Hotel in San Francisco. The all-day conference will cover a wide variety of topics and issues relating to the national opioid litigation, including an overview of state and federal cases, journalist perspectives, MDL case updates, insurance and bankruptcy issues, and liability issues. [Read more…]
Lieff Cabraser partner Paulina do Amaral will be speaking at the American Association for Justice (AAJ) upcoming opioid litigation conference in Washington, D.C. on September 13th and 14th. The number of prescription opioids sold in America over the last few decades has quadrupled, resulting in tens of thousands of deaths per year by prescription opioid overdose. The most recent analysis indicates 60,000 Americans died in 2016 alone from opioid addiction-related injuries. [Read more…]
Photo: Lieff Cabraser attorneys (left to right) Sarah London, Lexi Hazam, Paulina do Amaral, and Annika K. Martin at the 2014 Women En Mass conference in Colorado.
The legal industry at the partnership level across all practice areas predominantly consists of male lawyers. According to the National Association of Women Lawyers, only 17 percent of partners at the nation’s largest 200 firms are female.