As a member of the Littler CaseSmart® team and based in Illinois, Elizabeth Bonucci is responsible for handling administrative agency charges from investigation to conclusion. She works on client-dedicated service teams, focused on handling charges. She investigates charge allegations, reviews pertinent documents, interviews key witnesses, and provides clients an assessment of the risks associated with the charge. In partnership with the client, Liz defends the charge by drafting persuasive position statements and responses to the agency’s requests for information and/or pursues resolution of the charge through formal or informal settlement negotiations.
Liz has experience litigating a broad range of employment matters in both state and federal court, as well as representing and advocating employers’ interests in state and federal agency charges. Prior to joining Littler, she was an associate attorney for an employment firm where she represented employers in all aspects of employment law, including discrimination, wrongful termination, harassment, retaliation, and wage and hour claims.
Liz began her career as an assistant attorney general with the Oregon Department of Justice. In that role, she gained significant employment litigation experience defending sexual harassment, discrimination, civil rights violations, retaliation, and wrongful termination claims and successfully co-chaired five jury trials resulting in complete defense verdicts.