Elizabeth A.Benshoff (Liz)

Associate

Columbus + 1.614.281.3915

Liz Benshoff focuses her practice on complex commercial litigation, with an emphasis on securities and shareholder litigation in federal and state courts across the country, including in the Delaware Court of Chancery.

Liz represents corporations, directors, and officers in securities, shareholder, and derivative litigation arising from significant corporate events. She also has experience with stockholder and director demands for books and records under Delaware's General Corporation Law (DGCL) Section 220 and other statutes, fiduciary claims, and appraisal claims. Liz 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.

Liz maintains an active pro bono practice, including providing legal services to individuals seeking asylum and other immigration relief. She is also a member of the Columbus Office Recruiting Committee and the Columbus Office Women's Initiative.

Expérience

  • Large energy company defends against claims for breaches of fiduciary duty and unjust enrichment relating to acquisitionJones Day represents a large energy company and certain of its subsidiaries in a shareholder derivative action arising from the acquisition of the commercial and industrial solar business from a residential solar company.
  • 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.
  • FirstEnergy officers and directors defend against claims in securities class action and related opt-out casesJones Day defends certain current and former officers and directors of FirstEnergy Corp. in a securities class action and two related opt-out actions.
  • Interventions

    • December 1, 2022
      Trends in Securities and Shareholder Litigation - and a Look at What's Ahead, Jones Day 2022 CLE Academy