Liz concentrates her practice in privacy and data security litigation, handling matters at every phase from pretrial counsel to appeals. Liz not only regularly counsels clients in pre-litigation strategy, but also frequently pulls upon her six years of experience working with federal and state appellate judges to develop litigation strategy, brief pleadings and motions, and prepare oral arguments. She brings the unique perspective of an experienced appellate clerk to every phase of litigation for her clients. Liz was recently named by Best Lawyers as “One to Watch” for class action defense and commercial litigation.

Since joining Shook, Liz has developed a focus in complex class actions involving biometric privacy, data privacy, and data security-related class actions and appeals. She has extensive experience interpreting and litigating the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA), the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), HIPAA, the California Confidentiality of Medical Information Act (CMIA), and state common law. Her practice involves representing her clients in data security class actions across the country, and Liz routinely litigates active BIPA class action lawsuits, including appeals to determine potentially dispositive issues, such as labor law preemption, claim accrual, and the scope of the health care exemption in BIPA cases before the Seventh Circuit, Illinois Supreme Court, and the Appellate Court of Illinois. 

Liz also has broad experience representing clients in forums ranging from Alaska to the U.S. Supreme Court in various kinds of business and tort litigation and appeals, including product liability, breach of contract, trade secrets, consumer protection, and toxic tort. She focuses her pro bono practice on assisting low-income clients fleeing gender- and political-based violence.

Publications and Media Coverage

Lawyers of the Year and Ones to Watch Offer a Bevy of Advice, Law Week Colorado, September 24, 2021.

Expanding Potential Exposure for Businesses, Colorado Lawyer, May 2021 (with Eric Hobbs).