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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Farella Braun + Martel’s Jerome Braun Honored With Bill Edlund Award for Professionalism in the Law

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ABA 34th National Institute on White Collar Crime

Jessica Nall will be speaking at the 34th National Institute on White Collar Crime session, "Updates in Cybercrime: Are We Fighting an Impossible Battle?" Details: Information security has now become an essential part of corporate...

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2020 Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee CLE Seminar

Raymond Sheen will speak at the 2020 Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee CLE Seminar session, "Fingerprints, Facial Recognition, Permission? Oh My! Biometric Privacy Coverage Litigation Arriving Soon in Your State." Details: The Illinois Biometric Privacy Act...

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Plans for SF’s 4th-tallest building win key OK as developer resolves opposition

C.J. Higley was mentioned in the article, "Plans for SF’s 4th-tallest building win key OK as developer resolves opposition."  According to the article, the Transbay district Parcel F tower would include 165 condos, 189...

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AB 37: State Tax Deductions for Cannabis Businesses

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2020 Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee CLE Seminar

Join Erica Villanueva for a discussion on "Coverage Arguments that Work in Court but May Backfire at Mediation" at the 2020 Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee CLE Seminar. Details: In mediation, context is everything. Who are you...

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Trade Secret Hygiene for Current Employees

Published on  ACCDocket.com . By Walt Norfleet, Smiths Group plc and Eugene Y. Mar, Farella Braun + Martel LLP In the first two parts of this series on best practices in protecting trade secrets, we...

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Threat of Cyberattack by Iran Still Critical, Experts Say

Insurance Recovery Partner Tyler Gerking commented in  The Wall Street Journal article "Threat of Cyberattack by Iran Still Critical, Experts Say." In the article, Tyler said that such direct actions by a nation-state against...

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New Laws for California Employers in 2020

The California Legislature and Governor Newsom have passed a sizable list of new laws governing the workplace in 2020. Employers are, once again, advised to evaluate their workplace rules and practices to insure they keep...

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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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