Elizabeth Troutman advises public school boards of education, private educational institutions, colleges and universities on a wide range of education issues, and litigates on behalf of educational institutions in state and federal courts. Elizabeth also helps clients in a variety of industries navigate the complexities of human resources and employment law issues, including employment policies and employee separation.
Elizabeth's experience includes advising boards of education and colleges on policy development, handling investigations by the Office of Civil Rights, advising on student discipline and employee matters, addressing a myriad of compliance-related issues, and defending educational institutions in state and federal courts. Elizabeth's extensive background in education policy helps her bring practical insights to her clients. Elizabeth serves on the board of the North Carolina Council of School Attorneys ("NCCOSA") and is a frequent speaker at education law conferences.
Elizabeth represents private and public institutions in federal and state courts.
Elizabeth regularly counsels clients on compliance with state and federal employment laws, employee management concerns, employment discrimination matters, Family and Medical Leave Act issues, and issues related to disability discrimination and accommodation claims. Elizabeth has also defended clients in suits related to employment contracts, the First Amendment, and the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Recognized for Outstanding Master's Project, Sanford School of Public Policy, Duke University (2014)
Gressman-Pollitt Award for Oral Advocacy (Best Overall, Research/Writing Class) (2012)
Recipient of the Princeton University Class of 1975 Service Award (2004)