Elizabeth P. Weissert

Associate

weisserte@ballardspahr.com
Tel 215.864.8672
Fax 215.864.8999
Philadelphia

Elizabeth Weissert practices complex commercial litigation with a focus on federal antitrust litigation. Liz has experience in matters involving antitrust, federal RICO and fraud claims, as well as consumer class action litigation. Liz is involved in all aspects of litigation and the discovery process, including drafting pleadings, motions, and briefs, preparing for and taking depositions of corporate representatives and fact witnesses, working with expert witnesses, supervising significant document review projects, and legal research. Liz's antitrust practice also includes advising trade associations on antitrust compliance and risk.

Representative Matters

  • Represents a real estate development company responsible for leasing, development, and management of airport food and retail space in federal antitrust litigation involving tying and restraint of trade claims
  • Represents a medical certifying board in federal antitrust litigation involving tying and monopolization claims in relation to its maintenance of certification program
  • Represents a multinational pharmaceutical corporation accused of violating RICO in connection with the manufacturing and sale of pharmaceuticals
  • Represents a national student loan servicer in federal litigation relating to loan servicing
  • Defended a financing company in consumer class action litigation and successfully obtained summary judgment as well as denial of class certification

Pro Bono Experience

Liz has an active pro bono practice, including representing a client who is transgender in appealing the denial of petition to change her name. Liz argued this matter before the Superior Court of Pennsylvania to achieve a successful result for her client. Liz's pro bono practice includes representation of clients in civil forfeiture proceedings. Liz also has represented several individuals who were sentenced to life without parole as juveniles in re-sentencing and appellate matters.

Professional Activities

Equality Ballard, Co-Chair

Philadelphia Hiring Committee

Publications

"Get Out of Jail Free? Preventing Employment Discrimination Against People with Criminal Records with 'Ban the Box' Laws," University of Pennsylvania Law Review, 2016

University of Pennsylvania Law School (J.D., cum laude, 2016)
Senior Editor, University of Pennsylvania Law Review
President, Lambda Law 2014-2015

Smith College (B.A., magna cum laude, 2013)
Phi Beta Kappa

Pennsylvania

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania