Elizabeth Livingston

Biography

Elizabeth is a litigator with extensive experience representing a wide range of clients from public and privately-held corporations to government entities to small businesses and nonprofit organizations with particular expertise in handling all aspects of e-discovery in complex litigation cases. Elizabeth brings her litigation and conflict-management experience to bear on business advisement and transactional matters in addition to partnering with clients on how to navigate legal processes, develop case strategies, settle when appropriate, and craft pragmatic policies and practices for effective business and risk management.

Elizabeth has represented clients across a wide spectrum of industries including transportation, food distribution, franchise, medical device design and manufacturing, pharmaceutical, education, counseling and coaching, real estate, insurance and financial services industries. She regularly advocates for her clients in pleadings and motions, at depositions, at arbitration, and in administrative hearings and trials. Elizabeth works with clients to understand and protect their businesses, and to provide assistance with risk management and operational matters. She has drafted commercial leases, licensing agreements, website terms of use and privacy policies, conflict of interest policies, and corporate governance documents, among other transactional agreements.

Elizabeth also assists business owners and management personnel with employment issues. She has represented multiple clients in employment discrimination litigation, including successfully defending employers against claims of race discrimination, disability discrimination, sexual harassment, and retaliation. This experience has helped inform the employment-related advice that she provides to clients, including recommending hiring and firing procedures, drafting and revising employee handbooks, drafting independent contractor/consulting/work- for-hire agreements, navigating wage payment and collection matters, crafting severance agreements, and considering potential liability relating to employment practices.

In the real estate industry, Elizabeth has experience managing the Keystone Opportunity Zone application and tax exemption approval pro- cess for hundreds of business entities operating in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Through this work, she negotiates with representatives from the City and State Departments of Revenue and the State Department of Community and Economic Development.

Outside of the Firm, Elizabeth is involved in many civic organizations including serving on the Planning Committee for Preakness at the Piazza, an event that benefits the National MS Society, and as a Group Leader with Philadelphia Diner en Blanc, an organization that celebrates Philadelphia’s historic spaces and embraces spontaneity with a pop-up picnic. She has also held a Board Member position for the Walnut Club as their Vice President of Finance and remains an active member of the organization. Elizabeth graduated from Young Involved Philadelphia’s 2015 Board Prep Program and was chosen to participate in the Forum of Executive Women’s 2016 Mentoring Circle Program. She was also accepted into the Legal Council on Legal Diversity’s 2016 Fellow Class. Lastly, Elizabeth has been recognized as an emerging leader in the profession, having been chosen as a 2016 Lawyer on the Fast Track by The Legal Intelligencer and a 2017 Rising Star in Business Litigation by Super Lawyers. 


Practice Areas

  • Litigation & Appeals
  • ADR

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