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Elizabeth Hagerty

Senior Associate
Washington, D.C.

Elizabeth Hagerty

Liz Hagerty advises clients on complex civil litigation matters pending before federal and state trial and appellate courts. Liz represents clients on a wide range of legal issues at all stages of litigation, including trial and settlement. She has handled class actions; contract disputes; constitutional challenges; patent, trademark, and copyright claims; partnership derivative actions; and litigation under various federal and state statutes.

In addition, Liz is active in the firm's Pro Bono practice. She has represented clients in post-conviction proceedings, helped domestic violence survivors obtain civil protection orders, served as trial counsel in a contested adoption proceeding, and recently secured significant reforms to the District's language access programs on behalf of a class of residents. Liz currently is a member of the Hogan Lovells teams challenging President Trump's "travel ban" and redesignation of the Bears Ears national monument.

Before rejoining Hogan Lovells, Liz served as a law clerk to the Honorable Alan C. Kay at the U.S. District Court for the District of Hawaii. While in law school, Liz was the Senior Notes Editor of The George Washington Law Review, a Presidential Merit Scholar, and a member of the moot court and mock trial skills boards. In addition, she served as a teaching assistant for Civil Procedure and student-taught two sections of first-year Legal Research and Writing. Before law school, Liz worked as a paralegal.

Representative experience

Advised a pharmaceutical company challenging state restrictions on its federally approved drug; drafted successful motions for preliminary injunctive relief.

Represented a pharmaceutical company during a federal investigation of its promotional and compensation practices.

Won favorable jury verdict awarding zero damages on all claims in breach of contract and tortious interference lawsuit seeking US$385m.

Advised a laboratory testing company on issues related to false advertising and patent infringement claims; assisted with dispositive motions briefing and appeal regarding damages.

Represented an international supplier at all stages of a domestic contract dispute, including dispositive motions practice and settlement negotiations.

Represent leading candy company and second-generation biofuel producers in trade secrets litigations.

Education and admissions


  • J.D., cum laude, The George Washington University Law School, 2013
  • B.A., cum laude, Georgetown University, 2009

Bar admissions and qualifications

  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland

Court admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 4th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of Columbia
  • U.S. Supreme Court
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