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…]

Female Lawyers Continue to Struggle with Shattering the Glass Ceiling

Female Lawyers Continue to Struggle with Shattering the Glass Ceiling

Over the past five years, only 16.5% of lead attorney spots have gone to female lawyers in the still largely male-dominated realm of multidistrict litigation (MDLs). In spite of the progress women have made in the law generally, and some growth in MDL leadership positions, female lawyers are still outnumbered 3 to 1 in MDLs by their male counterparts, reports Law360. [Read more…]