Elizabeth Cowit

Elizabeth Cowit

Counsel, Employment & Labor Law

Ms. Cowit focuses her practice on a wide range of workplace matters, including hiring, performance management and termination, restructurings and RIFs, wage-hour matters (including DOL audits), pay equity issues, and restrictive covenants. She conducts training on all aspects of employment law, as well as conducts or assists employers with investigations into employee complaints of harassment, discrimination, and unfair treatment. She regularly prepares policies and handbooks for employers (to ensure compliance with state, federal and, local laws) and provides guidance to companies on leave management and accommodation requests. Ms. Cowit also defends employers in state and federal litigation involving various causes of action, such as discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wage-hour violations, and restrictive covenant protection.

Prior to joining Gibbons, Ms. Cowit was a Partner at Sabin, Bermant & Gould, LLP (now Advance Legal) in New York, which serves as counsel to many digital, newspaper, magazine, and cable entities. During her time at Sabin Bermant & Gould, she managed Condé Nast’s intern litigation as well as other employment litigation and counseling matters.

Credentials

Education

Duke University School of Law (J.D.)

George Washington University (B.A., magna cum laude)

  • Beta Gamma Sigma – National Business Honor Society

Professional Admissions

State of New York

State of Connecticut

United States District Court for the Southern District of New York

United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York