Elizabeth Catalano is an associate in Montgomery McCracken’s Litigation Department. Elizabeth focuses her practice on complex litigation matters involving employment litigation and commercial disputes across a variety of industries.
Elizabeth practices in both federal and state court and has experience at all stages of litigation – from drafting pleadings and facilitating all aspects of pre-trial discovery to arguing dispositive motions.
Elizabeth is a member of Montgomery McCracken’s Hiring Committee, Associate Committee and Summer Associate Committee. She is also a contributor to Montgomery McCracken’s Sports Medicine and the Law quarterly newsletter.
Prior to joining Montgomery McCracken, Elizabeth was a law clerk for a local Philadelphia law firm and a Certified Legal Intern in Villanova’s Health Law Clinic.
Elizabeth earned her J.D. degree, magna cum laude, from Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law where she was elected to the Order of the Coif and served as a Student Works Editor on the Villanova Law Review. She received her B.A. degree, magna cum laude, in Political Science with a minor in Writing & Rhetoric from Colgate University.
Sexual Misconduct Liability
- Representing the Plaintiff in Insys Liquidation Trust v. McKesson Corporation in Delaware, including prevailing against a motion to dismiss (see Bill Rochelle’s Daily Wire, July 27, 2021).
- Represented Illinois school district in case involving student who allegedly sustained traumatic brain injury after school activity bus rolled over.
Labor and Employment
- Co-Author, “Senate Passes Bi-Partisan Bill Prohibiting Mandatory Arbitration of Employee Sexual Misconduct Claims,” February 2022
- Co-Author, “In a Landmark Decision, Supreme Court Rules Title VII Protects LGBTQ+ Workers,” June 2020
- Co-Author, “WARN Obligations In Light of COVID-19,” March 2020
- Co-Author, “U.S. Department of Labor Updates its Guidance on FFCRA Paid Leave Provisions,” March 2020
- Co-Author, “Employers Must Prepare to Provide Paid Sick Leave to Employees Impacted by COVID-19,” March 2020
- Co-Author, “PA Governor Orders Closure of Non-Life-Sustaining Businesses,” March 2020
- Co-Author, “New Guidance Issued by the Department of Labor and Internal Revenue Service for Employers Regarding FFCRA Paid Leave and Available Tax Credits,” March 2020
- Co-Author, “Labor and Employment Issues and the Coronavirus (COVID-19),” March 2020
- Co-Author, “DOL Provides Opinions on Non-Discretionary Bonuses, Per-Project Payments, and Public Agency FMLA Eligibility,” January 10, 2020
Catastrophic Sports Injury
- Co-Author, “Bring It On: Indiana Court Finds That Accidents Are Ordinary in High School Cheerleading,” Sports Medicine and the Law, Summer 2022
- Co-Author, “No ATs? Huge Problem: Shocking Number of Public High Schools Don’t Have Medical Providers to Protect Student Athletes,” October 2021
- Co-Author, “The Proof is in the Poliquin: The Yin and Yang (R-ALA) of Brandon Copeland’s Battle Against Supplement Maker’s Fraudulent Practices,” Sports Medicine and the Law, Summer 2021
- Co-Author, “Pro Wrestlers Fail to Take Down WWE In Brain Injury Tag Team,” Sports Medicine and the Law, Summer 2020
- Co-Author, “Navigating A New Gauntlet: Pro Sports Leagues Adapt to Marijuana Legalization,” Sports Medicine and the Law, Spring 2020
- Co-Author, “Claims of Constitutional Violations Dismissed in Student Athlete Wrongful Death Case, Giordano v. School Board,” Sports Medicine and the Law, Winter 2020
- Co-Author, “Exercise As Punishment? Drop and Give Me 20… Hundred Thousand Dollars,” Sports Medicine and the Law, October 25, 2019
- Co-Author, “College & COVID-19: Students Bring Wave of Lawsuits Seeking Tuition Refunds,” April 2020
- Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2022
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- Gala and One Walk Committee Member, JDRF
- Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law
- Colgate University
Nine Montgomery McCracken Attorneys Selected to the 2022 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers, Rising Stars Lists
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Senate Passes Bi-Partisan Bill Prohibiting Mandatory Arbitration of Employee Sexual Misconduct Claims
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No ATs? Huge Problem: Shocking Number of Public High Schools Don’t Have Medical Providers to Protect Student Athletes
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In a Landmark Decision, Supreme Court Rules Title VII Protects LGBTQ+ Workers
Today, the United States Supreme Court ruled that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and transgender status. Put simply, […]