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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 Counseling Groups. She specializes in employment discrimination litigation and arbitration, conducting internal investigations, and providing anti-harassment/nondiscrimination training.

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 and training policies. Working in a wide range of industries, Liz has experience across sectors including law firms, consumer products brands, technology firms, start-ups, financial services institutions, arts organizations, philanthropic institutions, charter schools and universities. Liz’s work also expands into the public sector, where her clients include the City of New York, the Health and Hospitals Corporation and the MTA.

Prior to law school, Liz taught third and fourth grade at a school in the Bronx, and also coached the girls’ basketball team and the co-ed cheerleading squad. She is an active alum of Teach for America 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.