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Elizabeth Liner

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Elizabeth Liner is a litigator with experience in all aspects of employment litigation before state and federal courts, including class and collective actions, as well as through arbitration and mediation.

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Experience obtaining injunctive relief and enforcing non-compete and non-solicitation agreements on behalf of corporate clients.

Achieved favorable judgement in appellate enforcement of corporate client's arbitration agreement with former executive.

Effectively defended employers in collective and class action litigation regarding state and federal wage and hour laws. Obtained dismissals or favorable settlements.

Professional Biography

As an employment litigator, Elizabeth defends clients against claims brought under Title VII, the FMLA, the ADA, the ADEA, the FLSA, and FELA, among others. She has specific experience representing clients in the construction, energy, health care, and banking industries. She also represents employers before state and federal administrative bodies such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the Louisiana Commission on Human Rights (LCHR) and the Department of Labor (DOL).

With the eye of an employment litigator, she advises clients on a wide variety of day-to-day employment issues, including discipline and terminations, leave, disability accommodation, policy implementation and enforcement in an effort to position clients to avoid employment litigation altogether. She also drafts and enforces non-competition and non-solicitation agreements and speaks and writes on emerging issues in labor and employment law. She also advises and defends clients with regard to other employment-related tort claims, including claims related to drug testing policies and programs.

  • Experience obtaining injunctive relief and enforcing non-compete and non-solicitation agreements on behalf of corporate clients.

  • Achieved favorable judgement in appellate enforcement of corporate client's arbitration agreement with former executive.

  • Effectively defended employers in collective and class action litigation regarding state and federal wage and hour laws. Obtained dismissals or favorable settlements.

  • Effectively defended employers against tort claims arising from employee drug testing programs, including claims of defamation, negligence and wrongful termination.

  • Successfully defended railroads, construction, energy and electrical companies in employment discrimination, harassment and retaliation lawsuits under federal and state laws, with summary judgment for the employer in many of the lawsuits.

  • Effectively advised client during investigation administered by the Department of Labor.

  • Listed in Louisiana Super Lawyers as a Rising Star in Employment & Labor (2019, 2020)
  • President and Vice President – Shreveport Bar Association's Women's Section (2014 – 2015)
  • Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel (LADC)
    • Young Lawyer Committee Member (2014 – 2019)
    • Recipient, Young Lawyer Committee Member of the Year Award (2017)
    • Chair, Labor & Employment Practice Group (2019—)
  • Forum 35
    • Co-Chair, Uncorked Committee (2017 – 2018)
  • Board of Directors – Charles W. Lamar, YMCA (2017—)
    • Chair, Board Development Committee
  • Member – Louisiana State Bar Association
  • Member – Baton Rouge Bar Association
  • Member – Bar Association of the 5th Circuit
  • Member – American Bar Association
  • Panelist – "Coping with the New Normal in the Workplace - What Louisiana Employers Need to Know Now," Baton Rouge Bar Association In-House Lawyer CLE (October 2020)
  • "Discipline and Discharge: Best Practices," National Business Institute's Mini Law School for HR Professionals Seminar (August 2020)
  • Co-presenter – "Selected Developments in Employment Law," Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel (LADC)/Texas Association of Defense Counsel (TADC)/Alabama Defense Lawyers Association (ADLA) Joint Winter Seminar (February 2020)
  • Panelist – "Labor and Employment Law Legal Updates," LADC Practice Group CLE, Baton Rouge, Louisiana (July 2019)
  • "Using Handbook Policies to Safeguard against Discrimination, Harassment and Retaliation," National Business Institute's Louisiana Employment Law CLE seminar (December 2018)
  • "Ethical Issues in Employment Law," National Business Institute's Louisiana Employment Law CLE seminar (December 2018)
  • Panelist – "Real Practice Tips for Young Lawyers," LADC Seminar (September 2018)
  • "Imperative Information Every Employee Handbook Should Contain," National Business Institute's "Human Resource Law from A to Z" Seminar (August 7-8, 2018)
  • "Hot Topics in Labor and Employment Law," LADC/TADC Winter Seminar (February 2018)
  • Panelist – "Motion Practice Across State Lines," LADC/TADC Winter Seminar (February 2018)
  • Co-presenter – "The Supreme Court's Upcoming Look at Class Action Waivers in Arbitration Agreements," ABA/ EEO Committee for Liaison with EEOC, OFCCP, and DOJ (April 2017)
  • "Building your Business as a Young Lawyer," LADC Young Lawyer Committee's October CLE (October 2016)
  • "Best Advice on Managing Client Relations," LADC Winter Seminar (January 2016)
  • "Recent Developments in Louisiana Law," LADC North Louisiana Seminar (February 2014)
  • "Employment Law Update," LADC North Louisiana Seminar (February 2013)

Education

  • Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University, J.D., 2012, magna cum laude
    • Judicial extern to Judge James J. Brady in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana
  • Louisiana State University, B.S. in Accounting, 2009, magna cum laude

Admissions

  • Louisiana, 2012
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. District Courts for the Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado

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