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Elizabeth Lachman is a Principal in the Los Angeles office of McKool Smith Hennigan.

Elizabeth's practice focuses on complex commercial litigation. She has represented individual and corporate clients in various areas of the law, including commercial, contract, and partnership disputes, as well as in cases arising under the Federal False Claims Act. Elizabeth has been a member of the trial team on multiple cases that have resolved favorably for the firm’s clients. She joined the firm in 2008.

While a Cardozo law student, Elizabeth worked at Cardozo’s Innocence Project and Cardozo’s Securities Arbitration Clinic.


Rankings & Honors

  • Super Lawyers Southern California "Rising Star," 2012-2018
  • Senior articles editor, Cardozo Journal of International and Comparative Law 

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J.D., Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, 2008

B.A., English Literature; B.A., French Literature, Columbia University, 2004

Court Admissions

  • State of California
  • State of New York
  • United States District Court for the Central District of California

Bar Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • Association of Business Trial Lawyers
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Litigation and Remedies Sections
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