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Elizabeth J. Cabraser

Elizabeth J. Cabraser

Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP

San Francisco, CA, USA


Elizabeth Cabraser is a founding partner of Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP, one of the country’s largest law firms serving plaintiffs seeking redress for financial and consumer fraud, anti-competitive practices, harmful drugs and products, and illegal employment practices. Since 1978, she has served as court-appointed lead and class counsel in scores of federal class actions, multi-district and state coordinated proceedings. These cases have included multi-state tobacco, the Exxon Valdez disaster, Breast Implants, Fen-Phen (Diet Drugs), Vioxx, Toyota sudden acceleration, numerous securities/investment fraud and antitrust cases, and the historic Holocaust human rights litigation.  Ms. Cabraser’s recent consumer-related work includes the negotiation, drafting, approval and implementation of major class action settlements, including the vehicle buyback and restitution program in the VW “Clean Diesel” Litigation and the economic loss settlement in the Deepwater horizon Oil Spill Litigation, that undertake delivery of  billions of dollars in recoveries to consumers, businesses, and employees in innovative ways.

Ms. Cabraser serves on the Executive Committee of the Council of the American Law Institute (ALI) and has written and spoken extensively on substantive legal issues as well as those related to the advancement of women in the profession. She lectures on class action and complex litigation at Berkeley and Columbia Law Schools, and has also lectured and conducted seminars for the Federal Judicial Center, ALI-ABA, The National Center for State Courts, Vanderbilt University Law School, and the Practicing Law Institute. She has been named repeatedly to the Lawdragon 500, The Top 100 California Lawyers, and as a SuperLawyer in multiple fields. In 2010, the American Bar Association Commission on Women in the Profession honored Ms. Cabraser with its Margaret Brent Women Lawyers of Achievement Award, regarded by many as the highest honor in the legal profession for women lawyers. She was selected by Law360 as a 2016 MVP for Class Action Law, was named 2017’s “Plaintiff Attorney of the Year” by Benchmark Litigation, and in September 2017 received the National Law Journal’s “Lifetime Achievement” award.
Elizabeth J. Cabraser is associated with the following items:
Web Segment  Web Segment Class Actions and Litigation Update - 23rd Annual Consumer Financial Services Institute, Wednesday, March 28, 2018
Class Actions and Litigation Update - 23rd Annual Consumer Financial Services Institute, Wednesday, June 27, 2018
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Class Actions and Litigation Update - Class Actions and Litigation Update , Wednesday, March 28, 2018
Class Actions and Litigation Update - Class Actions and Litigation Update , Wednesday, June 27, 2018
Transcripts  Transcripts Class Actions and Litigation Update - Class Actions and Litigation Update , Wednesday, March 28, 2018
Class Actions and Litigation Update - Class Actions and Litigation Update , Wednesday, June 27, 2018
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Class Actions and Litigation Update - Class Actions and Litigation Update , Wednesday, March 28, 2018
Class Actions and Litigation Update - Class Actions and Litigation Update , Wednesday, June 27, 2018
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs 23rd Annual Consumer Financial Services Institute, Monday, April 02, 2018, New York, NY
23rd Annual Consumer Financial Services Institute, Tuesday, July 03, 2018, San Francisco, CA
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