Elizabeth A. Scully

Partner

Washington, D.C.
T 202.861.1698  |  F 202.861.1783

Elizabeth Scully is a skilled trial attorney who's been recognized as one of Washington, D.C.'s "Super Lawyers" in the areas of civil litigation, employment litigation and business litigation defense. Elizabeth has an extensive breadth of experience defending individuals and companies in litigation matters involving complex commercial and contract disputes, whistleblower retaliation and employment discrimination claims, professional malpractice, and antitrust claims. Elizabeth advocates for her clients in state and federal courtrooms throughout the country, and brings a creative and strategic mindset to the cases on which she works.

Elizabeth is the Litigation Coordinator for BakerHostetler's Washington, D.C., office, with practice management responsibility for approximately 50 attorneys. She began her career in the firm’s Columbus office, where she served as a mediator for the Franklin County Municipal Court in contract disputes.

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  • Leading trial teams in a variety of matters in the United States and abroad stemming from the firm’s appointment as counsel to the SIPA Trustee in the liquidation of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities, LLC. Team’s efforts are concentrated on the investigation and recovery of assets from off-shore hedge funds. Recoveries will be added to the fund of customer property, which will be distributed pro rata to the customers of the Madoff Ponzi scheme with allowed claims.
  • Represented a multi-national information and technology equipment and services company in a gender and race discrimination matter in the United States District Court, for the Eastern District of Virginia (aka the "Rocket Docket"). Elizabeth’s innovative approach for preparing and defending a corporate executive for the Rule 30(b)(6) deposition in that matter was commended by the Court. Ultimately, the Court granted summary judgment on behalf of the client.
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Experience

  • Leading trial teams in a variety of matters in the United States and abroad stemming from the firm’s appointment as counsel to the SIPA Trustee in the liquidation of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities, LLC. Team’s efforts are concentrated on the investigation and recovery of assets from off-shore hedge funds. Recoveries will be added to the fund of customer property, which will be distributed pro rata to the customers of the Madoff Ponzi scheme with allowed claims.
  • Represented a multi-national information and technology equipment and services company in a gender and race discrimination matter in the United States District Court, for the Eastern District of Virginia (aka the "Rocket Docket"). Elizabeth’s innovative approach for preparing and defending a corporate executive for the Rule 30(b)(6) deposition in that matter was commended by the Court. Ultimately, the Court granted summary judgment on behalf of the client.
  • Represented a national media company in a hostile work environment, sexual harassment and age discrimination suit. In the matter, Elizabeth utilized her knowledge of the state of the law, cutting edge technology, and her strong advocacy skills to negotiate a narrowly tailored and focused litigation hold and scope of electronically stored information to be reviewed, saving her client hundreds of thousands of dollars in discovery costs.
  • Represented leading newspaper and commercial printer in antitrust suit brought in U.S. District Court for the District of Puerto Rico. Obtained summary judgment in favor of client.
  • Represented cardiac surgeon against claim that post-operative care caused blindness in one eye. Three-week jury trial in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia resulted in defense verdict. Drafted Appellee’s Brief-defense verdict affirmed by the District of Columbia Court of Appeals.

Memberships

  • Fellow of the American Bar Foundation
  • American Bar Association
  • Virginia Bar Association
  • Maryland Bar Association
  • Women’s Bar Association of the District of Columbia
    • Board of Directors
    • Board Liaison, Judicial and Executive Endorsements Committee
  • Council for Court Excellence
    • Board of Directors
  • District of Columbia Bar Association
    • Former Treasurer
    • Former Member, Board of Governor’s Finance Committee
    • Former Member, Board of Governor’s Budget Committee
  • Lawyers’ Club of Washington
  • The Barristers
    • Former President

Community

  • Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts Associates
    • Former Director, Board of Directors

Services

Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit, 2004
  • U.S. District Court, District of Maryland, 2004
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia, 2004
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Virginia, 2004
  • U.S. District Court, District of Columbia, 2003
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio, 1997
  • District of Columbia, 2000
  • Virginia, 2003
  • Maryland, 2004
  • Ohio, 1997

Education

  • J.D., The Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law, 1997, with honors
  • B.A., Villanova University, 1994, cum laude