Elizabeth’s national practice is focused on high-stakes investigations, employment litigation, and counseling. Much of Elizabeth’s time is devoted to helping clients navigate the many complexities of time-sensitive and high-risk workplace investigations involving allegations of misconduct against senior and executive-level leaders. In addition, Elizabeth often partners with attorneys in our White Collar and Government Investigations practice group to bring employment law expertise to their investigations and other matters.
Elizabeth is an accomplished litigator with experience defending companies against claims brought under various non-discrimination laws, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the National Labor Relations Act, state and federal wage and hour laws, and whistleblower laws. Elizabeth also represents clients in non-competition and trade secret disputes. She frequently advises clients on issues involving employee discipline, discharge, reductions in force, leave and accommodation issues, employment agreements, and compliance with all three titles of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
Prior to joining McGuireWoods in 2017, Elizabeth was a trial attorney in the Disability Rights Section of the Civil Rights Division at the U.S. Department of Justice, enforcing the ADA. She also completed two federal clerkships, one at the appellate level for Chief Judge Edward E. Carnes of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, and one at the district court level for Judge Orinda D. Evans of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia. Elizabeth serves as the Vice President of the Virginia Equality Bar Association (VEBA) and is an active member of the Stonewall Bar Association of Georgia and the National LGBT Bar, where she was recognized as a one of the 40 Best LGBT Lawyers Under 40 in 2020. Elizabeth is a 2023 Fellow for the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD), an LCLD mentor for law students, and over the years has volunteered her time to many social justice organizations.
Elizabeth graduated with High Honors from Emory University School of Law, where she was a Robert W. Woodruff Fellow and served as a Notes & Comments Editor for the Emory Law Journal. Before attending law school, Elizabeth spent six years in sales and marketing for various companies.
Completed hundreds of investigations involving sensitive allegations against senior- and executive-level employees for two of the nation’s largest banks and other public and private companies.
Led and directed numerous investigations involving allegations of misconduct directed at senior leaders of colleges, universities, K-12 public and private schools, and other non-profit organizations.
Successfully represented clients across industries (including healthcare, professional sports, and retail) in multiple ADA Title I, Title II, and Title III matters, including pattern or practice lawsuits brought by the U.S. Department of Justice.
Obtained jury verdict in age discrimination lawsuit in Georgia federal court.
Obtained summary judgment in multiple discrimination lawsuits in various federal courts.
Principal author on appellate briefs for cases in the 4th Circuit, 11th Circuit, 9th Circuit, and D.C. Circuit. Completed oral argument in the 9th Circuit case.
Obtained favorable settlements and outcomes for numerous clients in discrimination, harassment, FMLA, and wage and hour lawsuits.
Obtained favorable settlements and/or injunctions for various clients whose employees violated restrictive covenants, misappropriated trade secrets, and/or violated related legal duties.
Member, Stonewall Bar Association
Member, National LGBT Bar Association
Board Member, Virginia Equality Bar Association
2023 Fellow for Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD)
Selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch, Labor and Employment Law - Management, 2022, 2023
Named to "Best 40 LGBTQ+ Lawyers Under 40," National LGBT Bar Association, 2020
Named to "BEQ Pride 40 LGBTQ Leaders Under 40," Business Equality Network, 2020
More Than 100 McGuireWoods Attorneys Recognized as ‘Ones to Watch’ By Best Lawyers
August 19, 2021
McGuireWoods’ Elizabeth Redpath Named to National LGBT Bar’s Best 40 Lawyers Under 40
May 11, 2020
McGuireWoods’ Elizabeth Redpath Named to BEQ Pride 40 LGBTQ Leaders Under 40 List
January 8, 2020