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Lieff, Cabraser, Heimann & Bernstein, LLP

275 Battery Street, Suite 3000
Embarcadero Center West
San Francisco, CA, 94111-3308

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  1. Securities Offerings: 20%
  2. Defective Products: 20%
  3. Personal Injury: 20%
  4. Civil Rights: 20%
  5. Consumer Protection: 20%

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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Best Lawyers in AmericaN/A2006
Top 100 Northern California Super LawyerN/A2006
Women of AchievementLegal Momentum2006
Top 50 Female Northern California Super LawyerN/A2006
Distinguised Leadership AwardLegal Community Against Violence2006
One Hundred Most Influential Lawyers in AmericaN/A2006
Top 75 Women LitigatorsN/A2006
Top 100 LawyersN/A2005
Top 30 Securities LitigatorsN/A2005
Top 75 Women LitigatorsN/A2005
Top 100 Northern California Super LawyerN/A2005
Top 50 Female Northern California Super LawyerN/A2005
Top 50 Women LitigatorsN/A2004
Northern California Super LawyerN/A2004
Top 30 Women LitigatorsN/A2002
Top Ten Women LitigatorsN/A2002
One Hundred Most Influential Lawyers in AmericaN/A2000
One Hundred Most Influential Lawyers in AmericaN/A1997
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Law InstituteMemberN/A
Bay Area Lawyers for Individual FreedomMemberN/A
Association of Business Trial LawyersMemberN/A
California Women LawyersMemberN/A
ATLA Women Trial Lawyers CaucusMemberN/A
Association of Trial Lawyers of AmericaMemberN/A
Bar Association of the Fifth Federal CircuitMemberN/A
Consumer Attorneys of CaliforniaMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Bar Association of San FranciscoMemberN/A
Advisory Committee on Professional ConductMemberN/A
Northern District of California Civil Justice Reform Act (CJRA) Advisory CommitteeMemberN/A
National Center for State Courts Mass Tort Conference Planning CommiteeMemberN/A
American Law InstituteMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationVice President1997 - 2000
Ninth Circuit Judicial ConferenceLawyer Delegate1992 - 1995
Publication nameTitleDate
California LitigationClass Actions Fairness Act of 20052005
ABA Annual National Institute on Class ActionsMass But Not (Necessarily) Class: Emerging Aggregation Alternatives Under the Federal Rules2004
ABA Newberg on Class ActionsDecisions Interpreting California's Rules of Class Action Procedure2004
2004 ABA Toxicology MonographCalifornia State Law2004
Mealey's PublicationsThe Shareholder Strikes Back: Varied Approaches to Civil Litigation Claims Are Available to Help Make Shareholders Whole2002
Wake Forest Law ReviewUnfinished Business: Reaching the Due Process Limits of Punitive Damages in Tobacco Litigation Through Unitary Classwide Adjudication2001
Connecticut Law ReviewSymposium: Enforcing the Social Contract through Representative Litigation2001
Tulane Law ReviewEquity for the Victims, Equity for the Transgressor: The Classwide Treatment of Punitive Damages Claims2000
Civil Practice and Litigation Techniques in Federal and State CourtsClass Action Trends and Developments After Amchem and Ortiz1999
Products LiabilityRecent Developments in Nationwide Products Liability Litigation: The Phenomenon of Non-Injury Products Cases, the Impact of Amchem and the Trend Toward State Court Adjudication1998
Loyola Law ReviewLife After Amchem: The Class Struggle Continues1998
ABA Class Action & Derivative SuitsBeyond Bifurcation: Multi-Phase Structure in Mass Tort Class Actions1997
UnknownThe Road Not Taken: Thoughts on the Fifth Circuit's Decertification of the Castano Class1996
ABA Class Action & Derivative SuitsGetting the Word Out: Pre-Certification Notice to Class Members Under Rule 23(d)(2)1995
American Law Institute Principles of Corporate GovernanceAn Oracle of Change? Realizing the Potential of Emerging Fee Award Methodologies for Enhancing The Role and Control of Investors in Derivative and Class Action Suits1994
The Forum (California Trial Lawyers Association)Mass Tort Class Action Settlements1994
ABA Class Action & Derivative SuitsDo You Know the Way from San Jose? The Evolution of Environmental and Toxic Nuisance Class Actions1994
The Brief (ABA)How To Streamline Complex Litigation: Tailor a Case Management Order to Your Controversy1992
Class Action ReportsThe Applicability of the Fraud-On-The-Market Theory to Undeveloped Markets: When Fraud Creates the Market1989
Class Action ReportsMandatory Certification of Settlement Classes1987
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of California at Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1978
University of California - BerkeleyN/AA.B.1975

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