Elizabeth's government practice includes representing clients with legislative, regulatory, and administrative issues across all policy areas, with an emphasis on insurance regulation, economic development, technology, health care, education, the Texas Public Information Act, and campaign finance compliance in Texas. She has an intimate understanding of legislative and government agency processes given her prior experience working within the U.S. Senate, the Texas State Senate, and the Texas Department of Agriculture. Elizabeth utilizes this knowledge to provide exceptional service to clients in their interactions with Texas government, including advocating for clients before the Texas legislature and assisting clients with the rule-making process and advising on regulatory matters before state agencies, boards and commissions.
Her litigation practice includes the representation of pharmaceutical, consumer products, and medical device companies in national products liability and mass torts matters, as well as representation of insurance companies, financial institutions, health care providers, public and private corporations, and state governmental entities in various litigation-related matters. Elizabeth has wide-ranging trial experience in state and federal courts in both Texas and Mississippi, including first and second chair in jury and bench trials, motions practice, discovery, and mediation. She has handled cases from start to finish working with legal teams across the country to achieve desirable results for clients whether they are individuals, small businesses or large corporations.
Elizabeth’s advocacy for clients both in the legislature as well as in the courts gives her a unique perspective into how laws affect businesses and allows her to advise clients from both a legal and legislative viewpoint. This enables Elizabeth to provide valuable insight to clients whether they are working through the legislative, regulatory or litigation process, and a strategic approach to the client’s needs that encompasses one or all of these strategies.
Recognition & Leadership
Awards & Accolades
•Team Member, The American Lawyer’s “Products Liability Litigation Department of the Year,” 2018
•Team Member, Best Lawyers in America Top Listed - Government Relations, 2018
•Recipient, Tahirih Justice Center’s Pro Bono “Legislative Champion Award,” 2017
•Team Member, BTI Power Rankings, “The 16 Strongest Firms for ‘Go-To Outside Counsel’ Insurance Work,” 2016
•Finalist, Austin Under 40 Award (Governmental Affairs), 2015
•Finalist, Austin Under 40 Award (Legal), 2014
•Team Member, a U.S. News - Best Lawyers Government Relations Law Firm of the Year, 2014
•Ranked, Tier 1 - Government Relations, Austin Metropolitan Area
Professional & Community Involvement
•Council Member, State Bar of Texas Legislative and Campaign Law Section, 2015-Present
•Member, Defense Research Institute
•Chair, Northern Region, Young Lawyers Association, Mississippi Defense Lawyers Association, 2007-2008
•Member, State Bar of Texas
•Member, Austin Bar Association
•Member, Mississippi Bar Association
•Advisory Board Member, University of Mississippi Department of Political Science
•Member, The Junior League of Austin, Texas, 2010-Present
•Chair, Junior League FIT (Food in Tummies) Program, 2015-2016
•Board Member, Dress for Success Austin, Board of Directors, 2013-Present
•Vice-President, Mississippi Society of Washington D.C., 2001
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