Biography

Elizabeth S. Saylor, a partner at Emery Celli Brinckerhoff & Abady LLP, has litigated civil rights and commercial matters since 2001.  Ms. Saylor represents clients in sexual harassment and assault; police misconduct; prisoners’ rights; election law; wage and hour litigation; and employment and housing discrimination cases.  Ms. Saylor has litigated numerous class actions, resulting in settlements totaling $100 million and extensive injunctive reform helping approximately 500,000 persons.  Her commercial practice includes contract and tort disputes, as well as constitutional challenges to government regulations.

While Ms. Saylor primarily represents plaintiffs in employment matters, she also conducts internal investigations and advises employers on a wide array of workplace issues.  She frequently lectures on sexual harassment and other employment rights, including at Harvard Law School and the New York City Bar Association.  She is co-chair of the board of A Better Balance, whose mission is to promote equity so that workers can care for their families without sacrificing economic security.

Prior to joining ECBA in 2006, Ms. Saylor worked as a Skadden fellow at The Legal Aid Society and clerked for the Hon. Robert D. Sack of the Second Circuit Court of Appeals.  Ms. Saylor graduated magna cum laude in 2001 from Harvard Law School, where she received the Sears Prize (awarded to two second-year students with highest GPAs).