Elizabeth A. CassadySpecial Counsel
Elizabeth Cassady is a special counsel in the Firm’s Litigation Group and has a broad litigation practice that includes securities, employment, intellectual property, antitrust and regulatory enforcement matters. She has represented financial institutions and corporations in federal and state court litigation, including in a residential mortgage-backed securities litigation that culminated in a four-week trial in 2015, and in a patent infringement action before the International Trade Commission that went to trial in 2016. Ms. Cassady recently represented Ally Financial (formerly GMAC) in a securities class action based on disclosures about Ally’s subprime auto loan business and obtained dismissal of the action in Michigan state court.
Ms. Cassady is currently part of the team representing Goldman Sachs in one of the most closely-watched employment cases of recent years, which accuses the bank of discriminating against more than 3,400 women in pay and promotions. Ms. Cassady was also involved in negotiating a favorable settlement with the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) to resolve allegations of race- and gender-based compensation discrimination.
Ms. Cassady has an active pro bono practice and has been recognized on the Capital Pro Bono Honor Roll since its inception in 2012.
- Co-recorded the S&C Critical Insights podcast “Anti-Fraternization Policies.”
- Co-recorded the S&C Critical Insights podcast “Updates to Anti-Fraternization Policies and Issues Raised by McDonald’s” (September 2020)