Elizabeth frequently represents businesses in commercial disputes involving breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, fraudulent misrepresentation, tortious interference and misappropriation of trade secrets. Elizabeth has represented clients from a wide range of industries including agribusiness, IT and cloud services, banking and finance, franchising, and telecommunications.
Elizabeth has represented both foreign and domestic businesses in international arbitrations before the International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR).
Elizabeth represents employers in non-compete litigations, working to protect employers’ contractual provisions with both employees and independent contractors. Elizabeth also defends employers in claims of alleged independent contractor misclassification.
Foodborne Illness Defense
Elizabeth has defended grocery stores throughout the Midwest in litigations stemming from major foodborne illness outbreaks involving produce and ready-to-eat food items.
Commercial Property Tax Appeals
Elizabeth helps clients navigate negotiations with local assessors and Boards of Review, and when that is not successful, appeals their cases to the Iowa district courts and the Iowa Property Assessment Appeal Board (PAAB).
She has appellate experience before the Federal, Seventh and Eighth Circuits, as well as the U.S. Supreme Court.
Before joining the firm, Elizabeth practiced pharmaceutical patent litigation at an AmLaw 50 firm in Chicago.
Elizabeth loves to garden, cook, read and spend time with her husband Jared, identical twin daughters Mary and Lily, son Charlie, and nearly identical twin dogs Daisy and Lucy.