Elizabeth E. Richert
Phone: (312) 606-8648
· J.D., Duke University School of Law
· B.A., Wheaton College
· U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
· Illinois Super Lawyers, Rising Stars List
· Commercial Finance Association
· Small Business Advisory Council
· Illinois State Bar Association
· Chicago Bar Association
Elizabeth E. Richert concentrates her practice in the areas of executive compensation, employment disputes, complex business litigation, and bankruptcy and insolvency.
Ms. Richert has an active practice representing CEO's, CFO's, and other senior executives on all aspects of executive compensation. She focuses on providing effective and responsive representation to busy C-suite executives. She negotiates and drafts employment, separation, change-in-control, and restrictive covenant agreements.
Employment Disputes and Complex Business Litigation
Ms. Richert represents companies and executives in a wide variety of employment disputes and complex business litigation matters. She prosecutes and defends cases alleging breaches of non-competition and non-solicitation agreements, severance and change-in-control disputes, breach of confidentiality agreements and misappropriation of trade secret claims. In addition, Ms. Richert represents both plaintiffs and defendants in complex business litigation cases, with an emphasis on legal malpractice, commercial fraud, and breach of fiduciary duty.
Bankruptcy & Insolvency
Ms. Richert represents trustees, creditors and parties in interest in chapter 11 and chapter 7 proceedings and related bankruptcy litigation. She prosecutes and defends adversary actions in the bankruptcy court, including preference, fraudulent transfer, re-characterization of debt, dischargeability, and breach of fiduciary duty cases. She has successfully defended and settled more than 50 preference actions. She has experience in a broad range of bankruptcy matters, such as asserting creditor claims, contesting plans of reorganization, lifting the automatic stay, and conducting discovery under the Bankruptcy Code.