Elizabeth Monnin-Browder (“Liz”) is an experienced employment attorney who focuses her practice on litigation, training, and counseling. She represents companies and non-profits in employment and business disputes across a broad range of industries, including health care, biotech, pharma, higher education, human services, finance, and technology. Liz applies strategic thinking, creative problem-solving, and exacting attention to detail to all phases of a lawsuit. She understands the business implications and human impact of litigation and works hand-in-hand with her clients to craft strategies that advance their goals. Liz represents clients in state and federal court, as well as before government agencies, such as the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
Liz also provides thoughtful, practical guidance to help her clients navigate thorny situations and avoid litigation altogether. Clients rely on Liz to advise them regarding compliance with myriad employment laws and on matters related to discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wage and hour, restrictive covenants, leaves of absence, reasonable accommodations, discipline, terminations, and contract disputes, as well as various other issues that arise in the employment relationship. Liz also helps her clients stay on top of changes in the law and design and implement new policies. She is an MCAD-certified trainer, and her practice includes training employers about their legal obligations.
Liz draws upon her experience working in the Massachusetts State House, as well as her graduate degree in Health Policy and Management. She has a passion for civil rights, and, in particular, transgender rights, and has written and presented extensively on the topic.
In 2019, Liz received the Outstanding Young Lawyer Award from the Massachusetts Bar Association and was named an “Up and Coming Lawyer” by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly. She was selected for the Women’s Bar Association’s Women’s Leadership Initiative in 2020. Liz was recognized as one of the Best Lawyers in America (2021 edition).
Prior to joining Hirsch Roberts Weinstein, Liz was an attorney in the business and securities litigation department of Ropes & Gray LLP where she represented sophisticated clients in complex business and employment disputes.
Immediately after graduating from law school, Liz spent a year as a staff attorney at GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders (GLAD), where she worked on impact litigation and co-authored and co-edited a family law practice guide titled Transgender Family Law: A Guide to Effective Advocacy.
Prior to law school, Liz worked as a legislative aide in the Massachusetts State House while pursuing her Master in Public Health degree in Health Policy and Management.