Elizabeth S. "Liz" Washko

Elizabeth S. "Liz" Washko

Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.

Recognized since 2015

Nashville, Tennessee

Practice Areas

Employment Law - Management

Litigation - Labor and Employment

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Elizabeth Washko is the Managing Shareholder of the Nashville office. Ms. Washko represents management in a wide variety of employment litigation matters, including discrimination, harassment, retaliation, FMLA, FLSA, wrongful termination, breach of contract, and covenant not to compete cases. Ms. Washko has served as lead counsel in jury trials in both state and federal courts. In addition to her litigation experience, Ms. Washko also conducts training on employment issues, drafts and reviews employment policies and agreements, and conducts harassment and other types of investigations for employers. Ms. Washko is a frequent speaker and writer on topics relating to all types of employment issues and works with clients on preventive strategies to avoid discrimination, retaliation and other employment claims. Ms. Washko has been practicing law since graduating from Rutgers School of Law in 1993. She joined Ogletree Deakins in 2000 and was elected to shareholder status in 2003.

Ms. Washko is a member of the Labor Standards Legislation Subcommittee of the ABA’s Labor and Employment Section. She is a regular contributing editor to the ABA’s FLSA Treatise and annual supplements and the FMLA annual supplements.

Contact & Links
  • Truist, Suite 1200
    401 Commerce Street
    Nashville, TN 37219
  • Gender: Female
  • Rutgers University–Newark, J.D., graduated 1999
Bar Admissions
  • Tennessee, Tennessee Bar Association
  • New Jersey, New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • American Bar Association - Member
  • Lawyers Association for Women - Member
  • Nashville Bar Association - Member
  • Nashville Zoo - Board Member
  • Tennessee Bar Association - Member

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2024 for work in:
  • Employment Law - Management
  • Litigation - Labor and Employment
Special Focus:
  • Litigation
  • Mid-South Super Lawyer (2013)
  • Chambers USA (2014)

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The Compensation Situation

by Liz S. Washko

Pay discrimination has been outlawed for decades. Yet the issue has taken on new salience in recent years. Here’s what to know about compensation equity—and where the legal risk lies for companies.


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