Elizabeth Leong is a member of the firm's Business Litigation Group and focuses her practice on complex business litigation and ecclesiastical and educational litigation.
Elizabeth has extensive experience with all aspects of litigation from pre-litigation strategies through trial and appeal. Her broad experience includes handling breach of contract and tort claims, claims under the Uniform Commercial Code, fraud and unfair trade practices claims, and products liability, premises liability, and antitrust claims. She has significant class action experience and recently represented a university in a putative class action seeking a refund of tuition and fees due to the transition to online learning caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. She has achieved positive results for clients, such as successfully moving to strike class action and antitrust allegations in a case that sought $50 million in damages from a cable communications company.
Ecclesiastical and Educational Litigation
Elizabeth defends religious organizations and schools against a variety of claims, including vicarious liability and negligence claims arising out of allegations of abuse. Her successes include winning a motion for summary judgment for a religious order in an action brought by two plaintiffs who claimed they were abused by the order’s founder and winning a motion to dismiss for lack of personal jurisdiction for a religious congregation whose headquarters is located outside of the United States.
Prior to joining Robinson+Cole, Elizabeth was an associate with a multinational law firm in New York where she was involved in complex commercial and trademark infringement litigation.