Jun 19, 2020
Landmark Supreme Court Ruling Defends LGBTQ Rights June 15, 2020. In the biggest triumph for gay rights since 2015, th
Liz received her J.D. from Ohio Northern University in 1986, where she served as Associate Editor for the Ohio Northern University Law Review. Her Note on the enforceability of antenuptial agreements was selected for publication and she received the Book Award for Trial Advocacy. Liz obtained her undergraduate degree from Bucknell University, where she was a captain of the university basketball and lacrosse teams. She received the Multiple Sports Athlete Award, the Pangburn Award for Sportsmanship, Fellowship and Contribution to the University, and the Alumni Achievement Award.
Liz has participated in several class and collective actions in courts around the country: Barrett et al. v. Forest Laboratories et al. (SDNY) (nationwide class, gender discrimination, conditionally certified under the Equal Pay Act); Smith et al. v. Merck & Co., Inc. (DNJ) (nationwide class, gender discrimination, conditionally certified under the Equal Pay Act); and serves as co-lead counsel in Williams et al. v. Richard et al. (WDPA) (wage and hour collective action) and Nelson et al. v. Allegheny County et al. (WDPA) (FMLA class action).
Liz is admitted to practice law in Ohio and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the Western District of Pennsylvania, and the Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. She is a member of the Allegheny County Bar Association and its Women in the Law Division and LGBT Rights Committee.