Biography

Liz represents a variety of clients, including public entities and national manufacturing companies, in business-related contract disputes, product liability claims, toxic torts, and subrogation defense.

In her practice, Liz manages all phases of litigation in federal district courts, California state courts, and other state courts across the country. During the discovery process, she conducts efficient in-depth fact investigations, engages in thorough written discovery, and manages subject matter consultants and experts. She also participates in and takes depositions in these matters. Liz has experience with motion practice, such as successfully moving to dismiss Maryland contract and warranty claims. Liz has also assisted clients with settlement, including engaging in negotiations and preparing settlement agreements.

Liz also represented employers in wage-and-hour and wrongful termination disputes, including defending employers in state and federal court, and before the ALRB. In addition to providing training to supervisors on parental leave policies and harassment prevention, she has also provided counseling to employers on designing and facilitating anti-harassment and wage-and-hour law trainings.

Liz is especially skilled at building and maintaining communicative relationships, as well as collaborating with others to develop creative and efficient solutions to difficult problems. She enjoys providing clients with research- and analysis-based responses to short-term and long-term concerns.

Liz also maintains an active pro bono practice representing clients seeking immigration relief in the United States, working with organizations such as Centro Legal de La Raza, and seeking workplace violence restraining orders for employees of non-profit organizations.

During law school, she was a judicial extern for Magistrate Judge Donna Ryu of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. She was also a litigation intern for the American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California.

Firm Highlights

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Litigating Civil and Criminal Trade Secret Cases: Trends, Best Practices, and Lessons Learned

Trade secret litigation is on the rise, both civil litigation and follow-on criminal prosecution for trade secret theft. Companies are grappling with how to protect their valuable information and minimize risk in their technological...

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Is your company covered by California's new privacy law?

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PFAS Litigation Conference

Sarah Bell will be speaking at Law Seminars International's PFAS Litigation Conference program, "Lines of Defense" on December 10. Details: Assessing and choosing among the legal options for defending toxic tort, mass tort, and...

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Are Losses Resulting from Phishing Incidents Covered by Crime Policies Insuring Against Computer Fraud?

It is an all-too-common dilemma. As phishing schemes have become more prevalent and more sophisticated, businesses of all sizes have fallen victim to these attacks where a fraudster will use a spoofed email or other...

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WSJ Pro Cybersecurity Symposium

Tyler Gerking will be speaking at the WSJ Pro Cybersecurity Symposium session, "The Role of Cyber-Insurance." Details: How much should you buy, what does it cover and how does it fit with an overall...

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End of a Decade - Checklist for California Nonprofits

As 2019 comes to a close, we thought about our customary note to nonprofit officers and directors to take a few moments to confirm that important year-end responsibilities have not been overlooked. But since this...

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New California Housing Laws: AB 68 Accessory Dwelling Units

On January 1, 2020, several housing-related bills recently signed into law by the Governor take effect. We will explain the upcoming changes in housing law through a series of updates. Our first update...

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Ashley Breakfield Appointed to CREW Network Diversity & Inclusion Task Force

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Hemp Legal Limbo Challenges Sonoma County's Delta Separations, Other Equipment Makers

Ryan Lowther provided commentary in a North Bay Business Journal article discussing banking and regulatory challenges facing the hemp industry. Read the full article, here .

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Dan Cohn Named to Jewish Community Federation Board of Directors

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