Elizabeth represents health care companies, financial institutions and limited liability companies in a wide range of disputes and litigation that land in both federal and state courts as well as arbitration.
I represent clients in all stages of dispute resolution. Often we are successful resolving matters through negotiation and settlement, avoiding a lawsuit altogether. When a matter does go before the courts I have experience successfully arguing cases through final resolution by a jury.
I defend health care companies in litigation matters, arbitration, and regulatory proceedings throughout the country. I currently assist in the representation of a Fortune 10 health care company in numerous arbitration proceedings involving its retail pharmacy network. I represent that same company in several litigation matters challenging its retail pharmacy practices. I also work together with in-house counsel to minimize the burdens of responding to third-party subpoenas that often seek consumer information for use in class action litigation.
I currently represent a medical device manufacturer in high profile contested litigation concerning allegations that its patient monitoring equipment did not perform as anticipated.
I also have experience representing large health care networks, and hospitals in disputes ranging from landlord-tenant actions between health care networks and individual physicians and practice groups to breach of contract matters with health care vendors as well as malpractice actions. I counsel clients on matters governed by regulations that have not yet been tested by the courts and assist them in creating standard operating procedures and risk mitigation plans.
I’ve worked with institutional lenders in the foreclosure of commercial properties and residential real estate development projects. Recently, I handled a case that involved litigation that spanned five separate counties. I also counsel and represent commercial landlords in forcible actions that often go into supplemental enforcement proceedings to collect the final judgment amount. I also have experience in matters involving mechanics’ liens and long-term easement agreements.
I have successfully challenged registration refusals by both the United States Patent and Trademark Office and the United States Copyright Office. I help clients prepare preliminary patent applications and investigate patent infringement on a national scale.
Crain’s Chicago | March 08, 2021
Chicago Complex Commercial Disputes counsels Elizabeth Meraz and Bill Kirby were included in this column of notable executive moves for their promotions to counsel.
Bloomberg Law | February 17, 2021
This roundup of notable legal industry news and people moves includes Nixon Peabody’s promotion of 12 attorneys to counsel.
Chicago Daily Law Bulletin | February 17, 2021
This column of notable legal moves includes the counsel promotions of Chicago Complex Commercial Disputes counsels Elizabeth Zamora Meraz and Bill Kirby.
Harvard Law School, J.D., Articles Editor, Harvard Latino Law Review
Yale University, B.A.
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana
Elizabeth was named to the 2022 list of “Ones to Watch” by The Best Lawyers in America© for Litigation—Intellectual Property in Chicago, IL.