Greenberg Glusker Represents Technical Training Foundation in lawsuit against Sutter Health and California Pacific Medical Center Over Failure to Support Liver Research RepositoryMay 15, 2023 – Press Release
Greenberg Glusker is representing The Ibrahim El-Hefni Technical Training Foundation, which funded creation of the Ibrahim El-Hefni Liver Biorepository (IELB), in a lawsuit filed in San Francisco Superior Court against Sutter Health/California Pacific Medical Center.
The lawsuit seeks to ensure that the healthcare company continues to house and begins to fully support the biorepository or allows it to move to a specialty facility at the University of California San Francisco, which has enthusiastically agreed to accept and fully support the world-renowned program. It is the only one of its kind and a significant hub for medical research, having received national acclaim, particularly for its astounding work in helping create a vaccine for Hepatitis C.
“The biorepository helps save lives by advancing the cause of liver-disease research,’’ said Pierce O’Donnell, the attorney representing the foundation. “We are at a loss as to why Sutter Health/CPMC appear to be giving up on the biorepository.’’
Attorneys Fred Fenster and Taryn Jacobson join O'Donnell on the legal team.