Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein

Speaker Bio

Under Elizabeth Cabraser's 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 four decades, Elizabeth has made sure that our firm remains dedicated to its clients and its core values.

Possessing unparalleled expertise in complex civil litigation, Elizabeth 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, Elizabeth serves in court-appointed leadership positions in several of the nation's highest profile civil cases, including serving as Plaintiffs' Co-Lead Counsel in the GM ignition switch defect litigation, as Plaintiffs' Lead Counsel in the Volkswagen “œClean Diesel” and Fiat Chrysler Ecodiesel Emissions MDLs. She is currently immersed in nationwide Opioids litigation. In January 2018, she was appointed to the Plaintiffs' Executive Committee and Settlement Negotiating Committee in the National Prescription Opiates MDL, and earlier this year was appointed Plaintiffs' Lead Counsel in the McKinsey & Co. National Prescription Opiate MDL.

A Pillar of the Plaintiffs' Bar

Elizabeth has been repeatedly recognized as one of the foremost litigators in our nation, including being selected an unprecedented four times as one of the 100 Most Influential Lawyers in America by the National Law Journal, which has called her “œa pillar of the plaintiffs' bar.”

Daily Journal “œTop California Woman Lawyer” since 2007, in 2018 Law360 named her a “œTitan of the Plaintiffs Bar,” the National Trial Lawyers Association selected her for its National Trial Lawyers Hall of Fame, and California Lawyer named her “œCalifornia Lawyer of the Year” for her work on the Volkswagen “œClean Diesel” Emissions Fraud case. In 2017, Elizabeth received the National Law Journal's Lifetime Achievement Award. Also in 2017, she was named “œPlaintiff Attorney of the Year” by Benchmark Litigation, which noted that she “œis known nationwide for having handled some of the largest class actions in US history, as well as being one the firm's “” and the country's “” foremost trial lawyers.” The publication also named her to its lists for “œTop 10 Women in Litigation,” “œTop 250 Women in Litigation,” and “œTop 100 Trial Lawyers in America.” The National Law Journal selected Elizabeth as a 2017 “œEnergy and Environmental Law Trailblazer,” and Chambers and Partners USA named her a “œLeader in the Field” for General Litigation (California) and Product Liability (Nationwide).