Elizabeth Sher is a trial and appellate lawyer who has represented many long-standing Day Pitney clients in complex commercial claims throughout the U.S. In addition, she has handled professional liability disputes, directors and officers liability defense, and consumer class action defense.
Ms. Sher has represented clients in trials, appeals, and hearings in both state and federal court in New Jersey and New York, as well as the Second Circuit and Third Circuit Court of Appeals. She has also participated in state administrative matters, in applications addressed to the United States Supreme Court, and in motions and trials in the courts of other states, including California, Delaware, and Ohio. In addition to her litigation experience, Ms. Sher has training and experience as a mediator and in representing clients in mediation.
Some of the complex litigation Ms. Sher has handled has involved the creation, maintenance, and use of document databases covering more than a million documents, contributing to her extensive experience with e-discovery. She has been actively involved in the firm's use of computers for litigation support, as well as the development and implementation of computerized databases for in-house legal forms, briefs, memoranda and task-based billing systems. Ms. Sher also participates extensively in Day Pitney's professional development and training program. She holds a leadership position as chair of the firm's Complex Commercial Litigation business unit.Ms. Sher clerked for The Honorable Leonard I. Garth, of the Third Circuit Court of Appeals.
summa cum laude1980Phi Beta Kappa
Chosen for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America (Woodward/White, Inc.), Commercial Litigation, 2006-2018
Selected to the list of New Jersey Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters), Business Litigation, Appellate, Class Action/Mass Torts, 2005-2018
Awarded Robert Keeton Outstanding Teaching Award by the National Institute of Trial Advocacy, 2014
Selected to the list of Super Lawyers (Thompson Reuters), Corporate Counsel edition, 2010
Chosen for inclusion in The American Lawyer as one of the Top Commercial Litigation Lawyers, 2006
Recognized by the NJ Law Journal as a leader among women attorneys in New Jersey, 2003
AV Preeminent rated by Martindale-Hubbell (LexisNexis)
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N.J. State Bar Foundation Speakers Bureau, Volunteer
Rutgers University School of Law (Newark), adjunct faculty, 1999-2000
Seton Hall University School of Law (Newark), adjunct faculty, 2000
Myriam's Dream, Inc. (not-for-profit), Member, Board of Directors