Before joining Pierce Bainbridge Beck Price & Hecht LLP, Liz was an Assistant Corporation Counsel in the General Litigation division at the New York City Law Department, where she defended the City, its agencies, and public employees in federal and state litigation challenging City programs and policies, including class action defense.
Serving independently as lead counsel or in occasional small teams, Liz managed a significant caseload in all stages of pre-trial litigation, with particular focus on Constitutional and civil rights, disability accommodation, special education, prison conditions and medical treatment, and freedom of information law. She received a 2017 Division Chief Award in recognition of outstanding performance for her efforts to explore and seek solutions for systemic problems giving rise to a number of her cases.
Liz received her J.D. from the NYU School of Law, where she was a Root-Tilden-Kern Scholar. She currently serves on the Disability Law Committee of the New York City Bar Association.
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J.D., NYU School of Law
B.A., Scripps College
Assistant Corporation Counsel
New York City Law Department
State Bar of New York
United States District Court, Southern District of New York
United States District Court, Eastern District of New York
Disability Law Committee, New York City Bar Association (2017 – present)
Women’s Committee, New York City Law Department (2017 – 2018)