Elizabeth's main area of expertise concerns employment-related litigation support and consulting. She has prepared economic and statistical analyses in numerous class action matters involving allegations of age sex race and national origin discrimination in a wide variety of employment practices. She has presented testimony in state and federal court and in arbitration regarding liability damages settlement and class certification issues.
Prior to joining Huron Elizabeth was Managing Principal at Analysis Group Inc. Previously she was Principal and Director of the Employment Economics practice at PricewaterhouseCoopers. She also held an appointment as Assistant Professor of Economics at Clemson University. Her research on labor economics public finance and gender differences in compensation has been presented at regional national and international professional conferences and has been published in several peer-reviewed journals.
Elizabeth has assisted clients with the preparation of pay equity studies in response to OFCCP glass ceiling audits with quantitative assessments of FLSA compliance and with adverse impact analyses of workforce reductions. She has worked closely with counsel through all phases of the litigation process including assisting with discovery requests creating computerized databases from company records and public data sources developing strategy consistent with preliminary statistical findings and assisting with determination of individual settlement amounts.
Representative examples of Elizabeth's depositions and trial testimony experience include:
In the matter of Verne A. Hall v. Best Buy Co. Inc. and Best Buy Enterprise Services Inc. Civil No. 04-4812 (District of Minnesota) regarding statistical analysis of alleged age discrimination in a reduction-in-force and assessment of economic loss. Deposition testimony on May 11 2006 and May 13 2006.
In the matter of Douglas Metchick et al. v. Riverside Management Group et al. 603451/03 (Supreme Court of the State of New York County of New York) regarding estimation of economic loss from alleged breach of contract and fraudulent inducement. Trial testimony on January 25 2005.
In the matter of Majorie Kalter v. Young & Rubicam Inc. 03 CV 2902 (Southern District of New York) regarding statistical analysis of alleged age discrimination in award of stock and stock options and evaluation of economic loss from alleged constructive discharge. Deposition testimony on December 9 2004 and December 10 2004.
In the matter of Gwen Carlson et al. v. C.H. Robinson Worldwide Inc. and Trevor Johnson et al. v. C.H. Robinson Worldwide Inc. CV-02-3780 (District of Minnesota) regarding allegations of gender discrimination in employment opportunities and alleged violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act. Deposition testimony on August 20 2004 and April 7 2006.
Education & Certifications
Ph.D. Applied Economics Clemson University
Master of Arts Economics Clemson University
Bachelor of Arts Economics and Political Science University of Wisconsin-Madison
American Economic Association
Society of Labor Economists
Western Economic Association
Society for Human Resource Management
"The Limits of the Wage Impact of Discrimination " with C. M. Lindsay Managerial and Decision Economics 26 (December 2005): 513-525.
"Assortative Mating or Glass Ceiling: Under-representation of Female Workers among Top Earners " with C. M. Lindsay in Accounting for Worker Well-Being: Research in Labor Economics 23 (2004) ed. S.W. Polachek