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Elizabeth Cowit

Elizabeth Cowit

Director, 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 and hour matters (including DOL audits), pay equity issues, employment contracts, restrictive covenants, and COVID-19 related issues. She conducts training on all aspects of employment law and 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, accommodation requests, and COVID-19 related issues. 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 an employment attorney with Advance Legal (formerly Sabin, Bermant & Gould, LLP) and in-house counsel to a private media company with a broad range of digital, newspaper, magazine, and other entities. During her time there, she managed Condé Nast’s intern litigation and 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 New Jersey

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

United States District Court for the District of New Jersey

Professional Activities

Gibbons Law Alert blog (www.gibbonslawalert.com)
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