Elizabeth Cabraser is a founding partner of Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP, a plaintiffs' litigation firm with offices in San Francisco, New York, Nashville, and Seattle. 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. Today, Elizabeth serves in court-appointed leadership positions in several of the nation's highest profile civil cases, including the BP Gulf Oil Spill, GM ignition switch defect, Generic Drugs pricing and Domestic Airline Travel antitrust cases, and the Takata defective airbag litigation, as well as serving as Lead Counsel in the Volkswagen "Clean Diesel" Emissions litigation and the recently-filed Fiat Chrysler Ecodiesel Emissions fraud litigation. Elizabeth has been repeatedly recognized as one of the foremost litigators in the US, and was selected an unprecedented four times as one of the 100 Most Influential Lawyers in America by the National Law Journal, which has called her "a pillar of the plaintiffs' bar." She was named Benchmark Litigation's "Plaintiff Attorney of the Year" in February 2017, and was selected by Law360 as a 2016 MVP for Class Action Law. Also in 2016, Benchmark Litigation recognized Elizabeth as a "Top 10 Female Litigator," and in 2015 the National Law Journal named her as one of the 75 outstanding women lawyers in America. She has been named annually to the Lawdragon 500, The Top 100 California Lawyers, and as a Super Lawyer in multiple fields. Elizabeth serves on the Council of the American Law Institute (ALI) and is an advisor to several ALI projects, including Aggregate Litigation, the Restatement Third, Torts: Liability for Economic Harm, Consumer contracts, and Conflict of Laws. Since 2011, she has served on the Federal Civil Rules Advisory Committee. She lectures on class action and complex litigation at Berkeley and Columbia Law Schools, has written extensively on these issues, 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. In 2010, the American Bar Association Commission on Women in the Profession honored Elizabeth with its Margaret Brent Women Lawyers of Achievement Award. The award recognizes the accomplishments of women lawyers who have excelled in their field and have paved the way to success for other women lawyers. Elizabeth is also a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a long-time officer of San Francisco's Legal Aid Society, now known as Legal Aid At Work.