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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

Court Admissions

  • US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • US District Court for the District of Connecticut

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, 2018–2022, and Litigation – Labor and Employment, 2021–2022
  • 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 Publications & Media

  • Connecticut Law Tribune, “Women in the Law”

Selected Alerts & Blog Posts

Featured Media

Alerts

Board of Regents Adopts Emergency Regulations on the Mental Health Diagnostic Privilege

Alerts

Utility Companies Not Liable for Substations They Do Not Own, Operate, or Supervise

Alerts

Supreme Court Establishes a Subjective Mens Rea Burden of Proof Under the Controlled Substances Act

Alerts

The 13th New York State Cannabis Control Board Meeting

Alerts

EPA's Continued Focus and Mandated Reporting on PFAS ("Forever Chemicals")

Alerts

EPA Issues Proposed Water Quality Certification Rule

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