X

Thank you for sharing!

Your article was successfully shared with the contacts you provided.
Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein scored more than $1.5 million in attorney fees Thursday for its work in the Swiss bank Holocaust litigation — and promptly gave it away. The beneficiary will be Columbia Law School; San Francisco-based Lieff Cabraser will donate the money to endow a chair that helps train people to legally assist victims of human rights abuses. In 1998, several Swiss banks agreed to pay $1.25 billion to settle claims by Holocaust survivors that the banks kept the assets of those killed in the Holocaust. On Thursday, U.S. District Judge Edward Korman for the Eastern District of New York approved Lieff Cabraser’s fee request, praising the firm’s work in the case as settlement class counsel. In his order, Korman noted that one of the lead lawyers in the case, New York University School of Law professor Burt Neuborne, recommended that Lieff Cabraser be paid more than it was asking. Korman also volunteered that if Lieff Cabraser had asked for more money, he would have approved it. There has been controversy over attorney fees in the Holocaust litigation. Neuborne has directed his anger at another lawyer for the class, Ed Fagan, while many Jewish groups say no lawyer should profit from the case. Lieff Cabraser did recover more than $470,000 in expenses.

This content has been archived. It is available exclusively through our partner LexisNexis®.

To view this content, please continue to Lexis Advance®.

Not a Lexis Advance® Subscriber? Subscribe Now

Why am I seeing this?

LexisNexis® is now the exclusive third party online distributor of the broad collection of current and archived versions of ALM's legal news publications. LexisNexis® customers will be able to access and use ALM's content by subscribing to the LexisNexis® services via Lexis Advance®. This includes content from the National Law Journal®, The American Lawyer®, Law Technology News®, The New York Law Journal® and Corporate Counsel®, as well as ALM's other newspapers, directories, legal treatises, published and unpublished court opinions, and other sources of legal information.

ALM's content plays a significant role in your work and research, and now through this alliance LexisNexis® will bring you access to an even more comprehensive collection of legal content.

For questions call 1-877-256-2472 or contact us at [email protected]

 
 

ALM Legal Publication Newsletters

Sign Up Today and Never Miss Another Story.

As part of your digital membership, you can sign up for an unlimited number of a wide range of complimentary newsletters. Visit your My Account page to make your selections. Get the timely legal news and critical analysis you cannot afford to miss. Tailored just for you. In your inbox. Every day.

Copyright © 2020 ALM Media Properties, LLC. All Rights Reserved.