Past Events

Tackling Abusive Pharma Monopolies with Berger Montague
Friday, April 9, 2021 at 12 PM EST

Join HPLA and Berger Montague in a conversation about antitrust litigation against pharmaceutical monopolies. At this session, we will learn about how large pharmaceutical corporations drive up profits by excluding generic competition. Berger Montague will touch on their litigation strategy to stop big pharma from expanding their market share and further exploiting vulnerable consumers.


Life at Lieff: An Introduction to One of the Nation’s Premier Plaintiffs’ Firms
Tuesday, March 23, 2021 at 12 PM EST

Get a closer look at the work of Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, one of the top private public interest and plaintiffs’ firms in the country. At this information session, you will have the opportunity to learn about their wide range of public interest practice areas, and opportunities available for students and graduates. Sponsored by the Harvard Plaintiffs’ Law Association, Women’s Law Association, and OPIA.


Taking on Goliaths: Holding Mega-Corporations Accountable
Wednesday, March 3, 2021 at 12 PM EST

Want to learn how lawyers hold huge corporations accountable? Join the Harvard Plaintiffs’ Law Association and the attorneys of Block & Leviton to discuss litigating against large corporations, like Facebook and BP, to expose wrongdoing and compensate victims.


Private Public Interest Law Firms on the West Coast
Thursday, February 25, 2021 at 6 PM EST

Join the West Coast Club, the Office of Public Interest Advising, the Equal Democracy Project, and the Harvard Plaintiffs’ Law Association as we explore this alternative to the traditional BigLaw route. Reps from Shute, Mihaly, & Weinberger, Altshuler Berzon, and Levi Merrithew Horst will answer questions about their practices and employment opportunities. All three firms will offer insight into what they look for in candidates, and what a summer/post-graduate experience will look like. Practice areas include environment & land use, public health, civil rights, criminal defense, local government, and impact litigation.


Representing Workers Who Were Forced to Sign Arbitration Agreements
Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Join Jeremiah Frei-Pearson and Amanda Chan (HLS ’20) from the law firm of Finkelstein, Blankinship, Frei-Pearson & Garber for a conversation about how to fight for workers’ rights in the era of the Federal Arbitration Act. Hosted by the Harvard Plaintiffs’ Law Association, Queer Trans People of Color (QTPOC), People’s Parity Project (PPP), and American Constitution Society (ACS).

HLS Plaintiffs’ Law Roundtable
Thursday, December 3, 2020

Please join the Harvard Plaintiffs’ Law Association at the Plaintiffs’ Roundtable, Harvard Law School’s first ever exclusively plaintiff-side job fair. Joining students will be the leading plaintiffs’ firms in the profession, including many private public interest law firms, who combined have won billions of dollars in judgments on behalf of victims, consumers, shareholders, and working people everywhere. They look forward to introducing students to a career making people whole.


Fighting for the Essential Worker: Introduction to Employment Law
Tuesday, November 24, 2020

The Harvard Plaintiffs’ Law Association invites lawyers from Berger Montague, who will discuss how they fight – and win – against wage theft, worker misclassification, and employers who take advantage of their employees. We’re proud to co-sponsor this event with the Labor and Employment Action Project (LEAP).



Challenging Forced Arbitration Head-On
Thursday, November 12, 2020

The Harvard Plaintiffs’ Law Association and the People’s Parity Project (PPP) host partners from Keller Lenkner to talk about coercive forced arbitration clauses and the novel tactics plaintiffs’ attorneys are innovating to challenge — and defeat — abusive employers on their own turf.




Sexual Harassment Litigation in the Wake of #MeToo
Wednesday, October 21, 2020

A joint collaboration between the Harvard Women’s Law Association (WLA) and the Harvard Plaintiffs’ Law Association, this event will profile FeganScott partner Elizabeth Fegan’s recent work in the #TimesUp and #MeToo movements and will explore the innovative legal strategies FeganScott employed to achieve success for survivors in effort to contextualize how Harvard Law students can combat injustice with the law.


Life as a Plaintiffs’ Lawyer with James E. Payne
Tuesday, February 18, 2020

The Harvard Plaintiffs’ Law Association hosts James E. Payne, a former big law attorney who is now a partner at a plaintiffs’ side law firm. Mr. Payne will speak about his career path, the specifics of plaintiffs’ side practice, and answer any questions about plaintiff side work that students may have.