Elizabeth Morris is an associate in the New York office of Latham & Watkins. Ms. Morris is a member of the Litigation & Trial Department and Environment, Land & Resources Practice. She represents clients in complex environmental, toxic tort, and commercial litigations.

Ms. Morris represents clients in the banking, transportation, pharmaceutical, and communications industries in both state and federal courts, as well as in arbitration. 

Ms. Morris is an active member of the firm’s pro bono program. She has litigated a constitutional torts claim on behalf of a prison inmate; successfully represented a single mother in a family court action seeking recovery of child support and modification of visitation; and obtained employment authorization, citizenship, and asylum for immigrants.

Ms. Morris is admitted to practice in the States of New York and Pennsylvania, as well as the United States District Courts for the Southern, Eastern, and Northern Districts of New York. Ms. Morris previously served as a member and associate editor of the Intellectual Property, Media & Entertainment Law Journal at Fordham University, where she graduated Order of the Coif. Ms. Morris also has a graduate degree in Higher Education Management from the University of Pennsylvania. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Morris worked in higher education at a variety of institutions, including Fordham University and New York University.

Ms. Morris’s experience includes:

  • Representing debtors in numerous major bankruptcies nationwide including Alta Mesa, Sable Permian Resources, Pacific Drilling, Nine Point Energy, and Mallinckrodt plc
  • Obtained favorable arbitration award on behalf of global private equity investment firm related to ownership of a national trucking and shipping company
  • Obtained favorable settlement for a large utility company relating to a breach of contract claim brought by industry competitors
  • Representing a pharmaceutical company as plaintiff in a libel action against an academic journal, defending the efficacy of FDA approved drug
  • Litigated a CERCLA cost recovery and New Jersey statutory and common law claims related to environmental contamination
  • Obtained favorable settlement for multiple clients in connection with an environmental indemnity claim arising from alleged air violations at a steel mini-mill located in the South Coast Air Quality Management District in California
  • Obtained dismissal for a confidential client in connection with numerous asbestos claims stemming from historic and divested business units

Bar Qualification

  • New York

Education

  • JD, Fordham University School of Law, 2013
    magna cum laude, Order of the Coif
  • MS in Education, University of Pennsylvania, 2003
  • BA, Lehigh University, 2002
    magna cum laude