The Best Lawyers in America® 2014

Elizabeth A. Malloy

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T:215 665 5310  |   F:215 665 8760 Philadelphia
Elizabeth A. Malloy focuses her practice on employment litigation, trial and appellate work and preventive counseling. She has represented employers in a variety of litigation matters, including sexual harassment, gender, race, national origin, disability and age discrimination cases. She has also handled cases arising under the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, wrongful discharge, defamation and other state law and constitutional claims.

Liz is a past member of Buchanan's Board of Directors.

She has tried jury and non-jury cases in a variety of jurisdictions involving gender, race, national origin and age discrimination, sexual harassment, retaliation and breach of employment agreements.

Liz's practice also includes counseling employers on issues such as compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Family and Medical Leave Act, sexual harassment investigations, reductions-in-force, discipline and terminations, affirmative action plans and personnel policies. She often provides training to employers on recognizing and preventing sexual harassment and has served as investigator in complex harassment cases.

Among Liz's notable representations, she has:

  • Obtained defense verdicts in two trials in two different cases brought by female executives alleging gender discrimination in promotion decisions.
  • Defended a global employer in a series of cases alleging a racially hostile work environment.
  • Obtained Third Circuit affirmance of summary judgment in favor of the employer in an age discrimination case that is frequently cited (Kautz v. Met-Pro Corporation, 412 F.3d 463 (3d Cir. 2005)).
  • Obtained a favorable Third Circuit ruling for an employer in a case of first impression addressing the prima facie case in a pregnancy discrimination claim (Geraci v. Moody-Totrup, 82 F.3d 578 (3d Cir. 1996)).

Liz is an adjunct lecturer at the Villanova University School of Law, where she teaches courses on employment law. She is a frequent speaker to employer groups on a variety of topics.

In 2012, Liz was named to The Best Lawyers in America® list. Since 2005, Liz has been consecutively listed in the Chambers Guide to America's Leading Business Lawyers; she is listed among the top attorneys in the United States in the employment area. She has served since 1998 as a course planner for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute’s annual two-day Employment Law Institute. Since 2007, she has been consistently selected to the Pennsylvania Super Lawyers® list.