Elizabeth’s practice is focused on cybersecurity and data privacy issues, as well as commercial litigation. Her career at Burr & Forman spans more than 20 years.
She advises clients on data privacy law compliance, responding to and investigating data breaches, cybersecurity, breach notifications pursuant to applicable laws, preparation of data privacy and security policies and procedures, electronic contracts and signatures, and related litigation.
She walks companies through the full scope of a data breach, including negotiating ransom demands from threat actors, retaining vendors to investigate and remediate systems, reporting the activity to appropriate authorities, and sending out notifications to customers. She also specializes in emerging data privacy legislation and helps companies draft policies that are in compliance with varying rules in each state.
Elizabeth holds a CIPP/US certification as a Certified Information Privacy Professional and represents companies of varying sizes and industry sectors in cybersecurity matters.
Additionally, she is experienced in commercial litigation, specifically focusing on business disputes, breach of contract, fraud, statutory violations, intentional interference, and other tort claims. She has litigated in the areas of technology and software development, healthcare, environmental, intellectual property, employment, financial and investment institutions, municipalities, construction, and other subject matters.
Elizabeth has tried numerous cases in federal and state court jury and non-jury trials, as well as arbitrations, throughout her career. These trials range from corporate liability for monetary damages, to corporate and municipal liability for bodily harm.
She is part of several of the firm’s teams and practice groups, including Cybersecurity & Data Privacy; Blockchain, Cryptocurrency, & Electronic Transactions; and Commercial Litigation.