Daily Journal Names Plessman and Libeu Top Women Lawyers


The Daily Journal has once again named partners Alison Plessman and Allison Libeu to the list of 2021’s “Top Women Lawyers” in California.

The Daily Journal cited Ms. Plessman’s busy schedule noting her representation of minority shareholders of Orange County-based Sweegen LLC, a maker of the stevia sweetener Bestevia, in a derivative and direct action against the company and its CEO. She is also representing electric company PacifiCorp for allegedly causing the huge wildfires over the Labor Day weekend in Oregon and Northern California, and Southern California Edison in hundreds of lawsuits growing out of the 2017 Thomas fire in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties and the mudslides that followed it. This marks the fifth consecutive year and the six time in seven years she has been honored as one of the state’s most accomplished female lawyers.

Editors noted Allison Libeu’s complete defense victory, in a virtual arbitration trial amid the pandemic, for Amazon.com in two lawsuits alleging the online retailer poached sellers from eBay Inc. Next up for Ms. Libeu is representing Monster Energy in litigation against Vital Pharmaceuticals alleging unfair competition, false advertising and misappropriation of trade secrets, among other claims. With trial set for September, “[I’ve] been working on translating the scientific lingo into digestible bits for the jury,” noted Ms. Libeu. This marks Ms. Libeu’s second consecutive year on the list of California’s most accomplished female lawyers.