Partner and Chief Diversity Officer
Andrews Kurth LLP
Elizabeth is an attorney, HR professional, and diversity practitioner with a successful record of working with business leaders, executives and teams to accomplish organizational goals. As Partner and Chief Diversity Officer, she is responsible for the development and implementation of the diversity and inclusion components of the firm’s strategic plan. She collaborates with the firm’s Labor and Employment Section attorneys and supports clients in their HR, compliance, and diversity and inclusion strategic efforts.
She works closely with the chairs of the firm’s Diversity Committee and the Women’s Initiative Team, and is a member of the Hiring, Professional Development and Associates Committees. She also collaborates with: the firm’s marketing professionals to drive marketing and branding strategies; human resources professionals to develop human capital strategies for all employees; and accounting professionals on the firm’s supplier/vendor diversity pursuits.
During her career, Elizabeth has worked in the areas of administrative litigation and employment law both in law firm and in-house counsel settings, and has led human resources, employment relations, and diversity and inclusion strategies at large corporations. Before joining Andrews Kurth in February 2007, Elizabeth served as Vice President of Employment Relations and Corporate Diversity Officer for ARAMARK in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Elizabeth is a frequent speaker, training facilitator and author on the topic of diversity and inclusion and related employment law topics.
Elizabeth received her J.D. from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and her B.A. from the American University in Washington, D.C.