Liz Grefrath


Liz Grefrath
Liz Grefrath is an associate in Weil’s Securities Litigation practice group, where she focuses on litigating securities class actions, shareholder derivative litigation, and M&A litigation and other complex business disputes in state and federal courts, as well as SEC investigations and counseling with respect to shareholder demands and corporate governance.

Liz’s notable experiences include serving on Weil teams representing:

  • Getty Images Holdings, Inc. in connection with breach of contract and securities law claims by warrant holders arising out of a de-SPAC transaction in the Southern District of New York.
  • Churchill Capital Corp. III, a SPAC sponsored by Churchill Capital Group, and certain directors in ongoing fiduciary duty litigation in the Delaware Court of Chancery relating to CCIII’s $11 billion merger with MultiPlan, Inc.
  • Sasol Ltd. and certain senior executives in a securities fraud class action in the Southern District of New York relating to the construction of a multi-billion dollar chemical plant in Louisiana.
  • Upsolve, Inc. in the Southern District of New York in a First Amendment challenge to protect Upsolve’s mission to train non-lawyers to provide limited legal advice to low-income New Yorkers who face debt collection actions.

Liz also maintains an active pro bono practice, including representing Belarusian clients applying for asylum based on political beliefs and a Sri Lankan client with former refugee status in obtaining a spousal visa for their wife. She has also been an active member of the Weil team that secured a preliminary injunction blocking enforcement of North Dakota’s abortion ban, working alongside the Center for Reproductive Rights. Liz recently joined the Board of Directors of Bellevue Literary Press, a nonprofit press publishing literary fiction and nonfiction at the intersection of the arts and sciences.

Prior to joining Weil, Liz spent 10 years as the Special Assistant to the Legal Director of the national ACLU, where she served as the lead paralegal for more than 200 briefs, petitions, and motions filed by the ACLU in the U.S. Supreme Court. In this capacity, she supported litigators arguing a wide range of the most important civil rights and constitutional law cases in recent years, including cases protecting a public school student’s profane off-campus Snapchat from school discipline, extending privacy protection to cell phone location data, ensuring that transgender people are protected from employment discrimination under Title VII, striking down an effort to add a citizenship question to the U.S. census, and challenging the Muslim ban, border wall, and a range of anti-asylum policies.

Liz received her J.D., magna cum laude, from Brooklyn Law School, where she was an Executive Articles Editor of the Brooklyn Law Review. She received her B.A. in History and English & Comparative Literature from Columbia University.

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