Sexual Harassment Litigation

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Sexual Harassment Attorneys

Steve W Berman Hagens Berman AttorneySteve W. Berman, Managing Partner

Steve Berman co-founded Hagens Berman in 1993 and is the firm’s managing partner. He represents classes of individuals in complex litigation held in state and federal courts and tried the first ever sexual harassment case in Washington state.

Berman’s trial experience has earned him significant recognition and led The National Law Journal to name him one of the 100 most powerful lawyers in the nation, and to repeatedly name Hagens Berman one of the top 10 plaintiffs’ firms in the country. Berman was inspired to build a firm that vociferously fought for the rights of those unable to fight for themselves. His innovative approach, tenacious conviction and impeccable track record have earned him an excellent reputation and numerous historic legal victories. He is considered one of the nation’s most successful class-action attorneys.

He served as lead counsel for the largest settlement in world history against Big Tobacco, the largest antitrust settlement, the largest ERISA settlement and, at time of settlement, the largest U.S. securities settlement and largest automotive settlement in U.S. history, and continues to make strides for consumers across the nation by standing up against Wall Street, Big Pharma and other industries. He is responsible for billions of dollars in settlements and relief to consumers and other groups at risk. more »

Elizabeth Fegan Hagens Berman AttorneyELIZABETH A. FEGAN, PARTNER

Beth Fegan is partner at Hagens Berman where she leads the firm's Chicago office. Her practice focuses on complex commercial class-action cases in the areas of antitrust, consumer protection and product liability and has led her to be named to the National Trial Lawyers Top 100. She represented plaintiffs in a nationwide class action alleging sexual harassment on behalf of 16,000 current and former female employees of a commercial property brokerage firm. The settlement required changes to human resource policies and a streamlined claims process that provided the potential for individual awards up to $150,000 per class member.

Ms. Fegan has also been involved in many of the firm's largest cases including American Equity Senior Annuities Fraud ($129 million settlement), Midland Senior Annuities Fraud ($79.5 million settlement), Baby Products Antitrust Settlement ($35 million settlement), Pre-Filled Propane Tank Marketing And Sales Practices ($35 million settlement)  and “Thomas the Tank Engine” Toys Lead Paint Products Liability ($30 million settlement of federal and state cases). more »

Shana Scarlett Hagens Berman AttorneyEMILY R. BROWN, ASSOCIATE

Emily Brown is an associate attorney at the firm's Chicago office where she works on some of the firm's newest cases and endeavors. She has served as a volunteer hotline attorneys at First Defense Legal Aid, which  provides free, 24-hour legal representation to people in Chicago Police custody and educates Chicagoans about how to protect their constitutional rights. more »

SHELBY R. SMITH, ASSOCIATE

Shelby R. Smith is an associate at Hagens Berman's Seattle office where she has dedicated her career to serving vulnerable victims of violent crimes. Ms. Smith worked for 10 years at the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, working on cases in a diverse set of areas, including the sexual assault, violent crime, district court, domestic violence, felony filing and special drug units. During her 10 years as a prosecutor, Ms. Smith tried more than 100 felony jury trials. She spent five years in the Domestic Violence Unit and Special Assault Unit where she handled hundreds of cases involving physical and sexual abuse of children and adultsmore »