Liz Cassady is a trial-ready commercial litigator. She represents financial institutions and other major companies in a full slate of business-critical litigation. Liz also provides pre-litigation counseling to clients in order to avoid costly disputes.
Liz has successfully defended clients in individual and class actions alleging securities, antitrust, RICO, Commodities Exchange Act, Title VII, and breach of contract claims, as well as claims of fraud and other business torts, including litigation stemming from the financial crisis and multiple litigations related to alleged manipulation of benchmark rates.
Liz also has advised companies and boards of directors in employment‑related matters and workplace culture investigations. In addition, Liz is closely following ESG developments in order to advise clients on how to identify and address ESG risk in their operations and supply chain, and how to respond to requests from regulators concerning ESG-related issues.
Liz is a strong team leader who is particularly skilled at navigating cases through the pre-trial phase, including fact and expert discovery, class certification and summary judgment briefing. Liz’s deep understanding of both substantive and procedural law, combined with her practical experience, allows her to develop targeted litigation strategies for clients, efficiently manage e‑discovery, and reduce costly and unnecessary motion practice.
Disputes over private investments often turn on heavily negotiated terms in private contracts that purport to limit liability arising from the transaction. Different jurisdictions vary significantly in how they interpret and enforce these terms. This...