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.
- The University of Texas at Austin (J.D. with honors 2011; Order of the Coif); The University of Tennessee (B.S. in Accounting & Finance summa cum laude 2008; Volunteer Scholar)
- Texas and U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Texas
Selected by Texas Super Lawyers as a Rising Star for commercial litigation (2017-2020)
Selected by Best Lawyers as "Ones to Watch" for litigation-securities (2021)
- Judicial Extern to Justice Willett, Texas Supreme Court (Spring 2011)