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Elizabeth Spector Louden is an associate in the Labor & Employment Law Department and a member of the Employment Litigation and Arbitration and Employment Policies, Handbooks and Training Groups. She specializes in employment discrimination litigation and arbitration, conducting internal investigations, and providing employer training on harassment and nondiscrimination prevention, handling discrimination complaints, conducting adequate investigations, attracting and retaining a diverse and inclusive workforce, performance management, and managing employee leaves and accommodations.

Liz handles all aspects of employment law, including single-plaintiff and class-action litigation and arbitration matters, FINRA arbitration and administrative charges and negotiations with relevant governmental agencies, including the EEOC, the New York State Division of Human Rights, the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities and the New York City Commission on Human Rights Charges.

In addition, Liz counsels clients on a wide array of issues, including reviewing and drafting employee handbooks, separation agreements, employee leave policies, criminal background checks, drug testing policies and restrictive covenants. Working in a wide range of industries, Liz has experience across sectors including law firms, consumer products brands, technology firms, venture capital firms, start-ups, financial services institutions, arts organizations, philanthropic institutions, charter schools and universities.

Prior to law school, Liz taught third and fourth grade at a public school in the Bronx, and also coached basketball and cheerleading. She is an active alum of Teach for America and serves as a disciplinary hearing officer on behalf of charter school clients for proceedings involving students facing long-term suspensions or expulsions.

Liz is the co-chair of Proskauer's LGBT Affinity Group.