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LizzAcee

She | Her | Hers

Partner

"Success for my clients comes from finding opportunities in their problems."

Overview

Biography

Lizz serves on the firm's Management Committee as managing director of major markets, overseeing the Boston, New Haven, New York, Newark, and Washington DC offices.

With over two decades of experience practicing employment law, Lizz focuses her practice on employment and business litigation, internal investigations, and employment counseling. She is an efficient, effective litigator, routinely defending employers in a wide range of industries, including higher education, health care, biotech, manufacturing, retail, hospitality, and finance, against the full range of individual discrimination and contract lawsuits. Lizz’s counsel also extends to employment-related tort claims, including defamation, tortious interference, and misappropriation of trade secrets, as well as contract claims involving non-competition, non-solicitation, and other employment agreements.

In addition to litigating, Lizz regularly leads high-profile internal investigations for employers related to all aspects of workplace misconduct. She also has extensive experience advising and representing private schools, colleges, and universities in a variety of employment-related matters, Title IX compliance, and conducting investigations involving both student and faculty misconduct.

Lizz also partners with her employer clients to help reduce their litigation vulnerabilities by providing day-to-day strategic counsel on issues ranging from employment policies to executive and employment agreements to employment issues related to successful corporate transitions and restructurings. She regularly protects clients' interests before the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and state workforce agencies across the country.

Bar Associations

  • American Bar Association, Litigation Section Liaison and House of Delegates Member; Former Young Lawyers Division Chair, Chair-Elect, and Secretary-Treasurer
  • Connecticut Bar Association, Member and Former Assistant Secretary-Treasurer; Former Young Lawyers Section Chair, Chair-Elect, Treasurer, and Secretary

Selected Memberships & Affiliations

  • Barclay Damon Women's Forum 
  • American Bar Foundation, Fellow
Experience

Prior Experience

  • LeClairRyan, President
  • Tyler Cooper

Selected Community Activities

  • Yale Law School, Advanced Trial Practice Adjunct

Selected Honors

  • The Best Lawyers in America®: Commercial Litigation, 2018–2024; Litigation – Labor and Employment, 2021–2024
  • New Haven BIZ, Power 25 List, 2023
  • Connecticut Magazine, Top 25 Women Attorneys in Connecticut, 2019
  • Selected to Super Lawyers: Top 25 Women Lawyers in Connecticut, 2018
  • Selected to Super Lawyers Connecticut: Business Litigation and Employee Litigation: Defense, 2011–2018
Knowledge

Selected Media

  • Hartford Business Journal, "Barclay Damon's CT Expansion Reflects Growth of Intellectual Property Law Sector"
  • Connecticut Law Tribune, "Women in the Law"

Selected Alerts & Blog Posts

Featured Media

Alerts

Website Accessibility Lawsuits: Several "Tester" Plaintiffs—Gladys Vasquez, Monique Reid, Raymond Forrest, Pedro Martinez, Linda Slade, and Felipe Fernandez—Targeting Businesses in Recent Flurry of Lawsuits

Alerts

Website Accessibility Lawsuits: Several "Tester" Plaintiffs—Compres, Sanchez, Fontanez, Pajaro, Garcia, and Jaquez—Targeting Businesses in Recent Flurry of Lawsuits

Alerts

Website Accessibility Lawsuits: Several "Tester" Plaintiffs—Competello, Fernandez, Liz, Riley, and Trippett—Targeting Businesses in Recent Flurry of Lawsuits

Alerts

CDPAP Providers Get First Look at the Future of CDPAP Without FIs

Alerts

New York State Fiscal Year 2025 Budget: Implications for Employers Unpacked

Alerts

Lab Providers Under Increased Scrutiny From Civil and Criminal Agencies for OTC COVID-19 Test Claims

We're Growing in DC!

We’re excited to announce Barclay Damon’s combination with Washington DC–based Shapiro, Lifschitz & Schram. SLS’s 10 lawyers, three paralegals, and four administrative staff will join Barclay Damon while maintaining their current office in DC’s central business district. Our clients will benefit from SLS’s corporate, real estate, finance, and construction litigation experience and national energy-industry profile, and their clients from our full range of services.

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