Goulston & Storrs, an Am Law 200 firm, is pleased to announce that Director Elizabeth Levine has been named an “Employment Law Trailblazer” by The National Law Journal for her visionary work helping companies across the country assess and reform their corporate culture. This is Levine’s second trailblazer award in the past six months – she was named a “New England Trailblazer” by Am Law in Nov. 2019.
Levine has been advising companies on ways to improve their corporate cultures since long before the #MeToo movement took center stage. As an employment lawyer and litigator for over 15 years, Levine has worked with countless organizations to root out negative workplace issues such as sexual harassment, bias, and discrimination. While too many companies tackle these sensitive employment issues reactively, Levine has been at the forefront advocating for a smarter, more proactive approach. By taking the initiative to identify critical issues, Levine helps companies foster more positive workplace environments, support happier – and ultimately more productive – employees, and reduce claims.
As a trainer certified by the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, Levine also conducts workplace training on issues of harassment and discrimination prevention, sensitivity, tolerance and understanding in today’s diverse workforce, and accommodation of disabled employees. Companies are more likely to dig into these sensitive issues if they have a lawyer like Levine who is protected by privilege and can provide the life-cycle of services through the hands-on training of employees.
Levine is also a leader in helping companies understand employment issues related to gender identity and expression in the workplace, which is an emerging area of the law.
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Levine was recognized by Chambers USA as a 2019 Recognized Practitioner in Labor & Employment law in Massachusetts. She was a Massachusetts Super Lawyers Rising Star for nine consecutive years (2009-2017) and was named an Up and Coming Lawyer by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly in 2008. She received her J.D., magna cum laude, from Suffolk University Law School in 2003 and her B.A., magna cum laude, from the College of the Holy Cross in 1999.