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.

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Elizabeth represents private and public institutions in federal and state courts.

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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.

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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

I see litigation as one tool among many to solve problems.

Recent Publications & Media

Recent Publications & Media