Day Pitney is pleased to announce that Litigation Partner and General Counsel Elizabeth Sher has been recognized by NJBIZ with a 2023 ICON Award. Sher is one of three women attorneys, and the only general counsel to be named to the list.
The NJBIZ ICON Awards recognize leaders over the age of 60 from New Jersey industries such as accounting, architecture, real estate, law, government, hospitality, and more. These individuals are honored for their work throughout their careers — not just in their respective fields, but in the state's larger business community. For more information on the awards or its stated methodology, click here or here.
"Throughout her nearly four decades of service, Beth has made a profound impact on our firm and the legal profession. Beth rose through a heavily male-dominated legal industry to become a premier litigator in New Jersey, a 'lawyer's lawyer' to her colleagues, and a role model to the upcoming women attorneys around her," said Day Pitney's New Jersey Office Managing Partner Paul R. Marino.
"When I reflect on my career, I am truly honored to have had this tremendous opportunity to lead and serve the New Jersey legal and business community. It is a privilege to be recognized alongside this esteemed list of New Jersey business leaders. I especially want to thank all of my Day Pitney colleagues for their support, guidance, trust, and kindness over the last four decades," said Sher.
In her legal practice, Sher represents many long-standing Day Pitney clients in complex commercial litigation throughout the United States. In addition, she has handled professional liability disputes, directors and officers liability defense, and consumer class action defense. In 2018, Sher was asked to serve as Day Pitney's General Counsel. As the firm's general counsel, she serves as the legal advisor to the entire firm and provides leadership, direction, and advice to the firm's Executive Committee.
Outside the firm, Sher has held multiple leadership roles, including serving as the President of the Association of the Federal Bar of New Jersey in 2021-2022. She is known among her peers as a prolific writer and editor, an accolade reinforced by her service for nearly 15 years as a co-editor and author of ALM's treatise titled New Jersey Federal Civil Procedure. According to the publisher, this volume has become a premier resource for those practicing in the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey and the Third Circuit Court of Appeals.
Sher is a member of the Lawyers Advisory Committee for the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey and is a current board member of the Historical Society of the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey. Since 1998, Sher has been part of the international, national, and regional deposition and trial advocacy training programs sponsored by the National Institute of Trial Advocacy around the country and in the United Kingdom and Japan. She also founded and devised the curriculum for Day Pitney's "boot camp" for litigators program, which she has been teaching for nearly 30 years. She is a volunteer mediator for the Morris County Superior Court, Chancery Division and is a member of the American Bar Association and the New Jersey State Bar Association – Business and Commercial Litigation Section.
Sher is admitted to practice law in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and the U.S. Supreme Court, as well as numerous federal district and appellate courts. She received her B.A., summa cum laude, from Brandeis University and her J.D., cum laude, from New York University School of Law.
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