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Elizabeth J. Sher

Partner and General Counsel

F: (973) 210 8535
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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.

Since May 2018, Ms. Sher has served as Day Pitney’s General Counsel, assisting the firm’s management and personnel with conflicts and ethics issues, risk management and compliance, contract review, and various other legal matters. She also participates extensively in Day Pitney's professional development and training program.

Ms. Sher clerked for The Honorable Leonard I. Garth of the Third Circuit Court of Appeals.


Education and Credentials

New York University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1983
Brandeis University, B.A., summa cum laude, 1980, Phi Beta Kappa
State of New Jersey, 1984
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, 2008
State of New York, 1984
U.S. Supreme Court, 2008
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, 1984
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, 2007
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, 2013
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, 2014
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, 2021
U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey, 1984
U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, 1997
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 2008
Lawyers Advisory Committee for The U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey, Member
Association of the Federal Bar of the State of New Jersey, Past President
Historical Society of the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, Board Member
National Institute of Trial Advocacy, faculty (national and regional deposition and trial advocacy training programs in New Jersey, New York, Massachusetts, Texas, Colorado), 1998-present
Morris County Superior Court, Chancery Division, Volunteer mediator, Mediation Panel
New Jersey State Bar Association, New Jersey Commission on Professionalism in Law, Member, 2021-2022

Recognition and Community


Chosen for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America (Woodward/White, Inc.), Commercial Litigation, 2006-2023

Selected to the list of New Jersey Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters), Business Litigation, Appellate, Class Action/Mass Torts, 2005-2022

Recipient of Profiles in Diversity Journal's 18th Annual "Women Worth Watching" Award, 2019

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