Liz Benshoff focuses her practice on complex commercial litigation in state and federal courts, with an emphasis on securities and shareholder litigation.
Liz has substantial experience with 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, its directors, and its majority stockholder and corporate affiliates in a 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 internal investigations, insurance recovery claims, and contractual disputes. Liz has experience at several stages of the litigation process, including factual investigation, drafting pleadings, managing discovery, preparing for fact witness and expert depositions, 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.
- December 1, 2022
Trends in Securities and Shareholder Litigation - and a Look at What's Ahead, Jones Day 2022 CLE Academy
- University of Virginia (J.D. 2018; Legal Writing Fellow; Journal of Law and Politics); Carnegie Mellon University (M.A. in Literary and Cultural Studies 2015); Miami University (B.A. Honors Program in Political Science and English Literature summa cum laude 2014; Harrison Scholar; Phi Beta Kappa)
- Ohio and U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio