Elizabeth A.Benshoff (Liz)

Associate

Columbus + 1.6142813915

Liz Benshoff focuses her practice on complex commercial litigation in state and federal courts.

Liz has substantial experience with shareholder and securities litigation, including securities fraud class actions, shareholder books-and-records demands, and appraisal claims. Liz was part of a team that defended The Southern Company and certain of its officers in securities litigation and is currently part of a team defending AeroGrow International, Inc., its directors, and its majority stockholder and corporate affiliates in a putative stockholder class action arising from AeroGrow's acquisition by its majority stockholder. She also contributes to the Firm's publication of its Securities Litigation Year in Review.

Her practice also includes insurance recovery claims, contractual disputes, and internal investigations. Liz has experience at several stages of the litigation process, including factual investigation, drafting pleadings, managing discovery, and drafting discovery and dispositive motions. Liz also maintains an active pro bono practice, including providing legal services to individuals seeking asylum and other immigration relief.

Liz is a member of the Columbus Office Recruiting Committee and the Columbus Office Women's Initiative.

Experience

  • AeroGrow defends against litigation arising from its acquisition by its majority stockholderJones Day is representing AeroGrow International, Inc., its directors, and its majority stockholder and corporate affiliates in a putative stockholder class action arising from AeroGrow's acquisition by its majority stockholder.
  • Biotechnology company defends against expedited statutory claim by director seeking inspection of corporate books and recordsJones Day represented a clinical-stage biotechnology company in expedited statutory proceedings.