Elizabeth “Liz” Roussel joined Adams and Reese in 2002. She is a partner in the firm's New Orleans office and focuses her practice on litigating commercial disputes, director and officer liability claims and employment claims. Liz has represented a wide variety of clients including financial institutions, Fortune 500 companies, public entities, nonprofit corporations, state agencies, private universities, public trusts and charter schools. Liz enjoys spending time in the courtroom, but appreciates the value of resolution and works with clients to understand and achieve their goals.
Some of Liz's significant contributions include:
- Litigating commercial contract disputes;
- Litigating the enforceability of non-competition and non-solicitation agreements;
- Defending corporate directors and officers against breach of fiduciary duty, tortious interference with contract and business relations, fraud, conversion and misappropriation of trade secrets and confidential information claims;
- Defending companies in consumer protection and unfair trade practice litigation;
- Litigating shareholder derivative suits;
- Advising and representing employers in state and federal courts on a wide range of employment matters including claims brought pursuant to Title VII, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, Sections 1981 and 1983 of the United States Code and Louisiana’s anti-discrimination and whistleblower statutes.
Liz currently serves on the firm's Executive Committee. She is a past chair of the board of directors for the Children’s Bureau of New Orleans, a nonprofit United Way partner agency that provides mental health, counseling and other services to children and families. Liz also serves on the Board of Directors for Longue Vue House and Gardens