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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, 2018–2022, 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

New York State Budget Bill Expands Independence of Nurse Practitioners

Alerts

New York State's Highest Court Reaffirms Specific Causation Requirements in Toxic Tort Cases

Alerts

Housing Discrimination: Pro Se Plaintiff Robert W. Johnson Targeting Hotels, Motels in Recent Flurry of Federal Lawsuits

Alerts

New York State Supreme Court, Albany County, Judge Grants Temporary Restraining Order Prohibiting Implementation of State-Issued Appraisal Model for Solar and Wind Energy Systems

Alerts

Council on Environmental Quality Finalizes Revisions to National Environmental Policy Act Implementing Regulations

Alerts

Updates on Federal Student Loan Dischargeabilty in Bankruptcy

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