Elizabeth Cabraser

Visiting Lecturer in Law

(spring term)


Elizabeth Cabraser is a Visiting Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School. Under Cabraser’s leadership for nearly four decades, 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.

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Elizabeth Cabraser

Contact Information



Faculty Assistant


Kelly Hernandez

Education & Curriculum Vitae


J.D., University of California, Berkeley, 1978

A.B., University of California, Berkeley, 1975

Courses Taught


  • Aggregate Litigation

Elizabeth Cabraser is a Visiting Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School. Under Cabraser’s leadership for nearly four decades, 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.

An expert in complex civil litigation, Cabraser has served as court-appointed lead, colead, or class counsel in scores of federal multi-district and state coordinated proceedings. She serves in court-appointed leadership positions in several of the nation’s highest profile civil cases: the BP Gulf Oil Spill, In re National Prescription Opiate (“Opioids”), as well as serving as sole Lead Counsel and Chair of the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee in the Volkswagen “Clean Diesel” Emissions litigation and the Fiat Chrysler Ecodiesel Emissions litigation.

Her work to advance the administration of justice includes service on the Council of the American Law Institute (now emeritus), the Federal Civil Rules Advisory Committee (2010-2017), as a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Scoences, and as Editor in Chief of the ABA’s annual “The Law of Class Action” publication. Her many law review articles include The Participatory Class Action, 92 N.Y.U. L. Rev. 846 (2017), co- authored with Samuel Issacharoff.

She holds a J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law and an A.B. from the University of California, Berkeley.