Mark P. Robinson Jr. Lecture by Elizabeth Cabraser

“Citizens, United: A New Era For Class Actions?”

March 23, 2016
4:30–5:30 p.m.
EDU 1131 (Directions)

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Elizabeth Cabraser

Elizabeth J. Cabraser, Partner at Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, is recognized as one of the foremost litigators in the United States. Under her leadership, Lieff Cabraser has become one of the country’s largest law firms serving clients seeking redress for financial and consumer fraud, anti-competitive practices, harmful drugs and products, and illegal employment practices. For nearly four decades, Ms. Cabraser has made sure that Lieff Cabraser remains dedicated to its core values.

Possessing unparalleled expertise in complex civil litigation, Ms. Cabraser has served as court-appointed lead, co-lead, or class counsel in scores of federal multi-district and state coordinated proceedings. These cases include multi-state tobacco, the Exxon Valdez disaster, Breast Implants, Fen-Phen (Diet Drugs), Vioxx, Toyota sudden acceleration, numerous securities/investment fraud cases, and Holocaust litigation. Today, she serves in court-appointed leadership positions in several of the nation's highest profile civil cases, including the GM ignition switch defect case, the Takata defective airbag litigation, and the Volkswagen “Clean Diesel” Fraud MDL.

Her dedication to the advancement of civil justice extends beyond cases. She lectures on class action and complex litigation at Berkeley and Columbia Law Schools, has written extensively on these issues, and serves on the Council of the American Law Institute, and the federal Civil Rules Advisory Committee. More about Elizabeth J. Cabraser >

Image of Mark P. Robinson, Jr.This annual lecture, made possible by an anonymous donor, honors Mark P. Robinson Jr., senior partner at Robinson Calcagnie Robinson Shapiro Davis Inc., for his generous support of the UC Irvine School of Law. More about the lecture series >