San Francisco, CA | Every year, the Daily Journal announces the California Lawyer Attorney of the Year (CLAY) award. This year, The Joseph Saveri Law Firm is proud to announce that Steven Williams has received a 2022 CLAY award for his work on Scola v. Facebook, Inc., No. 18CIV05135. The suit was on behalf of content moderators, alleging psychological trauma from witnessing thousands of acts of extreme and graphic violence when reviewing content for third-party vendors contracted by Facebook. The ground-breaking $52 million settlement garnered international attention and paved the way for similar litigation and continued Congressional scrutiny regarding safe working conditions for content moderators.
“I am grateful to the brave content moderators who, at personal risk, came forward to bring this lawsuit and make things better for more than 15,000 other content moderators doing work for Facebook. This case is about more than just content moderation, too – it is about today’s economy, where the biggest tech companies in the world farm out their most essential work to contractors and subcontractors in order to avoid responsibility. This case changed that, at least a little bit, for this class, and for that I am thankful and appreciative,” said Steven Williams of the Joseph Saveri Law Firm.
ABOUT THE CLAY AWARDS
The CLAY Awards acknowledge California lawyers “for achievements with a significant impact on public policy, the law, the profession, or a particular practice area.” The CLAY Awards are regarded as among the most prestigious granted annually to practicing attorneys in California.