Elizabeth WeaverScofield (Liz)

Associate

Houston + 1.832.239.3789

Liz Scofield represents clients in a wide range of complex commercial litigation and securities matters, including high-stakes investigations and government enforcement proceedings. She has been the lead lawyer on several cases brought in state and federal courts; has extensive deposition, written discovery, and motion practice experience; and regularly argues hearings in state and federal courts.

In addition to litigation, Liz has significant experience conducting and managing government and internal investigations, both domestically and abroad. Her recent experiences include representing: a Fortune 100 company in a large multiyear investigation in Latin America relating to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, a national pharmacy investigating opioid distribution and dispensing practices, and a government contractor in an investigation relating to allegations of accounting and invoicing fraud and False Claims Act issues. Liz also assists companies in mitigating reputational risk through the development of compliance programs.

Liz maintains an active pro bono practice taking a leading role in the representation of Latin American immigrant women in asylum cases stemming from domestic abuse and political persecution, including appearing before immigration officers and the Immigration Court. Through Jones Day's association with a local city attorney office, she also has served as a municipal prosecutor and successfully prosecuted several cases before judges and juries.

Experience

  • Audit committee of large public company conducts investigation into allegations of financial fraud and self-dealing in MexicoOn behalf of the audit committee of a large U.S. public company, Jones Day conducted an investigation into allegations of financial fraud and self-dealing by management relating to the company's Mexico operations.
  • Large public energy company conducts investigation into payments made to third parties in MexicoOn behalf of a large public energy company, Jones Day led an investigation into certain payments made to a third party consultant and evaluated the payments in light of applicable anti-corruption laws.
  • Large public energy company conducts investigation into payments made to third party and allegations of self-dealing by management in MexicoOn behalf of a large public energy company, Jones Day led an investigation into certain payments made to a third party consultant and allegations of self-dealing by management in Mexico and evaluated the payments in light of applicable Mexico and U.S. anti-corruption and conflict of interest laws.
  • Large energy company conducts money-laundering investigation in PeruOn behalf of a large public energy company, Jones Day conducted an investigation into allegations of money-laundering and corruption relating to the company's Peru executives and operations.
  • Holloman recovers damages for breach of contract by midstream oil and gas companyJones Day client Holloman Operating, LLC filed a lawsuit against a midstream oil and gas company for breach of contract.
  • Large energy company conducts FCPA due diligenceOn behalf of a large energy company, Jones Day conducted anti-corruption due diligence in relation to a multi-billion energy project in Latin America and evaluated applicable laws and disclosure issues.
  • Total resolves lawsuit related to death of contractor's employee at Port Arthur refineryJones Day client Total Petrochemicals & Refining USA, Inc. resolved a lawsuit brought by family members of a contractor's employee who died while working in the delayed coking unit at Total's Port Arthur refinery.
  • Fortune 500 company seeks advice on anti-corruption issues in MexicoJones Day advised a U.S.-based Fortune 500 engineering/construction firm on anti-corruption issues relating to energy projects in Mexico.
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