An accomplished trial lawyer, Elizabeth Rodriguez has represented clients across a broad range of industries in jury and non-jury trials, arbitrations, mediations and other dispute-resolution settings.
In particular, she has extensive experience in employment law cases, having defended over 300 employment and civil rights lawsuits to conclusion. Elizabeth has also handled more than 100 appeals in state and federal courts and even appeared before the United States Supreme Court.
Elizabeth serves on the Americas Oversight Committee within the Ius Laboris global labor and employment law alliance of which FordHarrison is the sole U.S. member firm.
Employers call on Elizabeth to represent them in the entire spectrum of employment-related litigation, appeals, and administrative proceedings, both individual and class-wide. She litigates employment matters in state and federal courts in areas such as employment discrimination (Title VII, the ADEA, FMLA, and the ADA), sexual harassment, wrongful discharge, retaliation, whistleblower, federal and state wage and hour laws (both single plaintiff and collective actions), and restrictive covenant agreements including trade secret and non-compete provisions.
Working with multinational and global companies, Elizabeth provides strategic advice and counseling on the unique employment law issues they face, including the impact of U.S. employment and labor laws on foreign employers. She has handled international employee transfers and expatriate assignments, and regularly advises foreign companies that do business in the U.S. on the requirements of U.S. workplace law.