Elizabeth A. Livingston
Elizabeth A. Livingston is a Senior Associate in Griesing Law, LLC’s Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution practice group.
What do you focus on?
My practice focuses primarily on assisting clients to understand and protect their businesses, and to provide assistance with risk management and operational matters.
What do you see on the horizon?
Elizabeth is a litigator with extensive experience representing a wide range of clients from public and privately-held corporations to government entities to small businesses and nonprofit organizations with particular expertise in handling all aspects of e-discovery in complex litigation cases. Elizabeth brings her extensive litigation and conflict-management experience to bear on business advisement and transactional matters in addition to partnering with clients on how to navigate legal processes, develop case strategies, settle when appropriate, and craft pragmatic policies and practices for effective business and risk management.
Elizabeth also assists business owners and management personnel with employment issues. She has represented multiple clients in employment discrimination litigation, including successfully defending employers against claims of race discrimination, disability discrimination, sexual harassment, and retaliation. This experience has helped inform the employment-related advice that she provides to clients, including recommending hiring and firing procedures, drafting and revising employee handbooks, drafting independent contractor/consulting/work-for-hire agreements, navigating wage payment and collection matters, crafting severance agreements, and considering potential liability relating to employment practices.
In the real estate industry, Elizabeth has experience managing the Keystone Opportunity Zone application and tax exemption approval process for hundreds of business entities operating in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Through this work, she negotiates with representatives from the City and State Departments of Revenue and the State Department of Community and Economic Development.
Outside the firm, Elizabeth sits on the Board of Directors for the Walnut Club as their Vice President of Finance. She also serves as a volunteer on the Planning Committee for Preakness at the Piazza, an event that benefits the National MS Society, and with Philadelphia Diner en Blanc, an organization that celebrates Philadelphia’s historic spaces and embraces spontaneity with a pop-up picnic. Elizabeth has been a fellow in Young Involved Philadelphia’s Board Prep Program and was chosen to participate in the Forum of Executive Women’s 2016 Mentoring Circle Program to hone her leadership skills. She was also accepted into the Legal Council on Legal Diversity’s 2016 Fellow Class and was chosen as a 2016 Lawyer on the Fast Track by The Legal Intelligencer.