Elizabeth Lewis

Senior Counsel

I love the challenge of solving hard problems and delighting clients with creative solutions that lead to positive results, both in and outside the courtroom.

elewis@cooley.com

Elizabeth "Betsy" Lewis' practice focuses on labor and employment law, civil rights law and litigation. In her employment practice, she works with clients to find cost-effective business solutions to employment problems. She works on a broad spectrum of employment issues, including advising clients on compliance with employment laws (including FLSA, Title VII, ADEA, ADA, FMLA, WARN, OSHA, NLRA, FCRA), managing difficult employees, developing and implementing personnel practices and procedures, due diligence for IPOs, mergers and acquisitions, structuring executive and incentive compensation, drafting employment and noncompete agreements, handling discrimination complaints before administrative agencies, preparing affirmative action plans and handling OFCCP and other DOL audits, including glass ceiling audits.

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Experience

  • Core Scientific to Combine With SPAC Power & Digital Infrastructure Acquisition Corp. 

  • Velocity Global Expands Business with Two Strategic Acquisitions 

  • Cryptocurrency Security Firm Curv to Sell to PayPal 

  • IronNet Agrees to SPAC Merger With LGL Systems Acquisition Corporation 

  • Celularity to Go Public Through SPAC Merger 

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Passions

    Mountain climbing

    Micro-enterprise development

    International travel

    Family


[Betsy] provided brilliant insight and took the time to understand clearly the complexity of our organization and the appropriate route to take. – Cooley client
Education

  • University of Virginia School of Law
    JD, Order of the Coif, 1974

  • Smith College
    AB, American Studies
    cum laude, 1971


Admissions & Credentials

District of Columbia

Virginia

Rankings & Accolades

    Chambers USA: Labor and Employment

    The Best Lawyers in America

    Washington Business Journal: Top Employment Lawyer in the Washington, DC area

    Legal Times: Top Washington Lawyer

    ALM: Virginia's Top Rated Lawyers