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Andrea Campbell Calls on Opponents to Release Tax Returns, Exposes Shannon Liss-Riordan’s Past Legal Work at First AG Debate

BOSTON – Following today’s endorsement from current Attorney General Maura Healey,  Andrea Campbell has called on her opponents to release their tax returns. Campbell also exposed Shannon Liss-Riordan’s past legal work and pattern of profiting off of working people during the first Attorney General Democratic debate.

During tonight’s Attorney General debate, taped earlier this afternoon at GBH, Campbell called on all Attorney General candidates to release their 2021 tax returns and is requesting candidates make them public by Monday, August 8, as voters are already beginning to complete their vote by mail ballots. Campbell’s tax returns can be found on her website here.

While Liss-Riordan has branded herself as a champion for working people, Campbell highlighted Liss-Riordan’s pattern of profiting off working people:

  • In 2016, a proposed settlement with Uber where Liss-Riordan was set to receive $25 million while most workers would receive less than $100. A federal judge rejected Liss-Riordan’s settlement as “not fair, adequate, and reasonable”.

Other examples of Shannon of profiting off workers, include:

  • In 2019, a final settlement with Uber where Liss-Riordan received $5 million while the average worker received $2,200. Liss-Riordan’s decision to settle the case unleashed a wave of criticism from lawyers and drivers alike, who said Liss-Riordan “single-handedly stuck a knife in the back of every Uber driver in the country”. [Source: O’Connor v. Uber Techs., Inc., No. 13-cv-03826-EMC, 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 157070, at *9-11 (N.D. Cal. Sep. 13, 2019)] 
  • Working a settlement case with Lyft in 2016 where Liss-Riordan received more than $3.3 million, while the average worker received $142. Additionally, charging $800 per hour for her work on the case, Liss-Riordan would have needed to work just 11 minutes to earn what the average Lyft worker received. [Source: Cotter v. Lyft, Case #3:13-cv-04065-VC, Doc. 272 Filed 11/16/16] 

Campbell is not the only one to push back on Liss-Riordan’s track record of profiting off the very people she claims to represent. On multiple occasions, judges, who decide if fees are reasonable or not, have requested Liss-Riordan reduce her fees. 

Liss-Riordan has already used her personal fortune for political gain, pouring $500,000 of her own money into her campaign for Attorney General in March and funding her multi-million television ad buy with her own money.