Elizabeth Torphy-Donzella focuses her practice on the representation of management in employment matters. After practicing for several years with a large management employment law firm in Washington, D.C., Liz joined Shawe Rosenthal in 1995. Since then, Liz has tried cases, both jury and non-jury, involving claims of sexual harassment, national origin discrimination, race discrimination, wage and hour, and wrongful discharge. Liz also has obtained summary judgment for employers on a wide range of employment-related claims. Additionally, Liz designs and conducts customized training sessions for managers and employees intended to foster behavior that will reduce the potential for employment-related claims.
Liz co-authored briefs amicus curiae to the U.S. Supreme Court on labor and employment issues for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Liz served as General Counsel to the Maryland Chamber of Commerce and a member of the Chamber’s Executive Committee and Board of Directors from May 2013 to May 2020. Liz also is a member of the Maryland Chamber of Commerce’s Employment Relations Task Force which advises the Chamber on positions to take on pending labor and employment legislation.
Liz has authored numerous articles in labor and employment publications and served as a member of the Editorial Board of Mathew Bender’s “Labor and Employment Bulletin” from 2018 to 2020