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Elizabeth Grossman

Interim Chief Legal Officer
Elizabeth Grossman

Elizabeth Grossman has spent her career seeking justice and equal opportunity for underserved groups of people through litigation and advocacy. Fighting prejudice against those who are most vulnerable, she has developed, litigated, and supervised hundreds of impact discrimination lawsuits and she has overseen investigations, monitored facilities, developed surveys, and issued public and private reports. Elizabeth currently works as a consultant in a variety of employment, disability, and civil rights matters, primarily as a mediator, case strategist, facilitator, investigator, and strategic planner, including in the context of leadership transitions. Elizabeth previously worked as Director of Legal Advocacy at Lenox Hill Neighborhood House, where she managed operations for a department representing individuals and families living in poverty in cases relating to housing, health care, and public benefits.  Prior to that, Elizabeth held Program Director roles at Disability Rights New York, where she supervised teams that protected and advocated for the legal rights of people with disabilities. Elizabeth began her career at the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), where she worked for twenty years, ultimately as Regional Attorney, running the litigation program in New York, Northern New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Vermont, and Maine. At EEOC, Elizabeth also served as Senior Litigation Project Manager, where she had national responsibilities in support of the agency’s systemic litigation program. Throughout her career, Elizabeth has created and coordinated over a hundred training programs, as well as dozens of public education events, conferences, and committees. She has been quoted about employment and disability issues in a range of media outlets. Elizabeth is a recipient of a Service to America Medal from the Partnership for Public Service and was named as one of 50 “Women to Watch” by the Wall Street Journal. She attended the University of Michigan and the University of Michigan Law School. Elizabeth lives in Brooklyn, New York.