Elizabeth A. Chang

Elizabeth A. Chang

Associate

Office

Practice Groups

Elizabeth A. Chang is an associate in the firm’s General Liability group, with a focus on employment and labor, professional liability, and casualty matters.

Liz works closely with clients and in-house counsel from the inception of litigation through settlement negotiation and trial preparation, conducting lead fact and expert witness depositions, drafting pleadings and motions, and representing clients in pre-trial conferences, mediations, arbitrations, and settlement conferences.

Equipped with broad litigation experience, Liz also draws on deep in-house insight into employment and labor issues, civil rights claims, and professional liability matters. Liz previously worked as an employment practices liability claims specialist in the North American arm of one of the world’s largest insurers, where she focused on employment discrimination claims involving the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Age in Employment Discrimination Act (ADEA), Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and the Conscientious Employee Protection Act, and advised corporate and public entities on claims liability, coverage, mediation strategy, and settlement negotiations. She also gained valuable experience as an extern with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, where she prepared legal memoranda for claims under the ADA, ADEA, and Title VII. Before that, Liz was a law clerk in a regional human resources department at one of the nation’s most prominent retailers; in this role, she drafted positions for general counsel and negotiated and executed corrective actions.

Beyond employment and labor, general professional liability, and casualty, Liz’s litigation experience also includes construction, commercial, and product liability matters.

After earning her bachelor’s at the University of Michigan, Liz earned her law degree at Rutgers University. Following graduation, she served as a law clerk under the Hon. Lisa F. Chrystal of the New Jersey Superior Court, and became a Certified Mediator.

Representative Matters
  • Obtained dismissal of products liability claims in the representation of a major home improvement retailer and shed manufacturer
  • Obtained dismissal in a federal case alleging violation of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act
Professional Affiliations
  • New Jersey Young Professionals
Admitted to Practice
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
Education
  • Rutgers University School of Law, J.D., 2009
  • University of Michigan, B.S., 2005
Publications and Presentations
  • Co-Presenter, “Defending Planned Community Association Cases: Directors and Officers Liability, Property and Other Liability Issues,” Winter 2016
  • Co-Author, “Playing Outside: N.J. Landowners’ Liability Act,” New Jersey Law Journal, September 22, 2014
  • Presenter, “Liability Under the New Jersey Landowners’ Liability Act,” Summer 2014
  • Co-Presenter, “Best Practices in Claims Handling,” Fall 2013
  • Co-Author, “Bankruptcy Impacts on Self-Insurance,” Tort-Source — Tort Trial and Insurance Practice, Summer 2011