Elizabeth "Liza" A. Favaro

Elizabeth “Liza” A. Favaro

 Board of directors – Chair of the Labor and Employment   Section

Elizabeth "Liza" A. Favaro

Curriculum vitae

EXPERIENCE

Liza is a shareholder in our Business Litigation Group. A dynamic trial attorney, Liza defends corporations in product liability, consumer, personal injury, and commercial matters. With 15 years of courtroom experience, she has managed and tried litigation matters in a variety of disputes across the State of Michigan and the country, including in state and federal trial and appellate courts and arbitration proceedings.

Liza’s practice is diverse. She works with a publicly traded consumer product manufacturing company on litigation and discovery strategies, product liability matters, safety messaging, and sales documentation. She represents a large insurance carrier in No-Fault coverage and litigation matters. Liza also represents a variety of small to mid-sized companies in various commercial and employment matters, including  non-compete  agreements,  trade secrets,  discrimination  claims,  insurance   coverage,   and franchise law. She is a speaker and author on these and other business law matters.

Liza is a regular presenter on diversity and inclusion issues and is active in local and international organizations involved in feeding and clothing children in third-world countries. Before becoming an attorney, Liza was an investigative reporter and news anchor and received an Emmy Award for her outstanding work.

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EXPERIENCE

Liza is a shareholder in our Business Litigation Group. A dynamic trial attorney, Liza defends corporations in product liability, consumer, personal injury, and commercial matters. With 15 years of courtroom experience, she has managed and tried litigation matters in a variety of disputes across the State of Michigan and the country, including in state and federal trial and appellate courts and arbitration proceedings.

Liza’s practice is diverse. She works with a publicly traded consumer product manufacturing company on litigation and discovery strategies, product liability matters, safety messaging, and sales documentation. She represents a large insurance carrier in No-Fault coverage and litigation matters. Liza also represents a variety of small to mid-sized companies in various commercial and employment matters, including  non-compete  agreements,  trade secrets,  discrimination  claims,  insurance   coverage,   and franchise law. She is a speaker and author on these and other business law matters.

Liza is a regular presenter on diversity and inclusion issues and is active in local and international organizations involved in feeding and clothing children in third-world countries. Before becoming an attorney, Liza was an investigative reporter and news anchor and received an Emmy Award for her outstanding work.

Practice Areas

•  Litigation
•  Automotive
• Employment & Labor Law

EDUCATION

•  Colorado State University, B.A., with Honors
•  Thomas M. Cooley Law School, J.D., magna cum laude

Admitted to Practice

•  Michigan: 2006
•  U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan 2006
•  U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
•  U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit

Speaking engagements
•  WEBINAR: Returning to Work Post-Pandemic

• “Returning to Work Post-Pandemic,” Webinar, June 17, 2020

• “When the Price of Convenience is Surveillance: Implications of the Driver Privacy Act of 2015,” October 18, 2018, DRI Annual Meeting Commercial Litigation Committee Business Meeting

•  “Bringing Your Whole Self to Work: Diversity and Inclusion in Law Firms,” October 12, 2018, ABA Forum on Franchising Diversity Caucus Luncheon

•  “Strategies for Defending Traumatic Brain Injury Claims,” June 21, 2018, Webinar

• “My Car Does What?”, June 2017, Michigan Defense Trial Counsel Annual Meeting

• “Cyber Security/Hacking Issues with Vehicles: Safety Concerns, Liability Issues,” April 2017, ABA TIPS Emerging Issues in Motor Vehicles

• “Nuts and Bolts of the Defend Trade Secrets Act,” February 2017, CLE International’s Defend Trade Secret Act Conference

• “Litigation 101: Debt Collection and Serving as an Expert Witness,” June 25, 2010, Michigan Society of Professional Surveyors

 

Distinctions

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rising star: 2009-2015, 2017

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top lawyer: 2017-2018

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