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.
Complex Business Litigation
Elizabeth has broad experience litigating a wide variety of claims in numerous jurisdictions, including 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 also has experience representing insurers in commercial property insurance disputes.
Elizabeth regularly counsels clients regarding pre-litigation and dispute resolution strategies and has handled all aspects of litigation, including complex discovery and motion practice. Her successes include obtaining the dismissal of class action and antitrust allegations in a case that sought $50 million in damages from a major cable communications company.
Ecclesiastical and Educational Litigation
Elizabeth also counsels and defends religious organizations and educational institutions and works closely with her clients to achieve successful resolutions to disputes. She has extensive experience handling negligence and vicarious liability claims arising out of misconduct allegations. She won a motion for summary judgment for a religious order after years of discovery in an action brought by plaintiffs who claimed they were abused by the order’s founder. She has also won several motions to dismiss on jurisdictional grounds.
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.