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Elizabeth (Liz) Alice Och


Elizabeth (Liz) Alice Och

Liz Och knows commercial litigation. Whether environmental, energy, natural resources, employment, tort, contract disputes, or litigation arising under the False Claims Act and the Freedom of Information Act, Liz helps clients in all stages of the litigation process.

Liz polished her legal skills in law school as president of the Law School Student Senate, co-founder of The Michigan Journal of Environmental & Administrative Law, an active member of the Environmental Law Society, and a board member of Student Funded Fellowships. Liz has a deep-rooted interest in the environment and energy sectors. She studied water conservation efforts in the American West while earning her Masters of Science from the University of Michigan School of Natural Resources and Environment.

Representative experience

Representing a higher education finance nonprofit organization in a proposed class-action suit, successfully securing dismissal of the claims.

Education and admissions


  • M.S., University of Michigan School of Natural Resources and Environment, 2014
  • J.D., cum laude, University of Michigan Law School, 2013
  • B.A., Northwestern University, 2010

Bar admissions and qualifications

  • Colorado

Court admissions

  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Wisconsin

Latest thinking and events

Published Works

Environmental Citizen Suits Under the Trump Administration: Key Concepts and Risk Management for Extractive Industries

Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, 63rd Annual Institute, July 2017

Published Works

What's in a Name? CLS's "First Name Unknown" Name Change Project

The Colorado Lawyer, Vol. 46, No. 3
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