Elizabeth C. Wolicki

PARTNER

Overview

Elizabeth C. Wolicki concentrates her practice in commercial litigation involving real estate, breach of contract, trade secrets, and antitrust disputes. She represents individuals and businesses of all sizes in complex cases in federal and state courts and before arbitrators throughout the country.

Elizabeth is a member of Novack and Macey's Women's Initiatives Group, a group dedicated to the professional development and advancement of the firm's female attorneys. She frequently works on pro bono matters to ensure legal justice is provided to those in need. Elizabeth was named "Volunteer of the Year" by the LAF Education Pro Bono Project for her ongoing representation of two students, third and fifth-grade siblings, fighting to get special education services at a Chicago Public School. She has also represented prisoners in civil rights lawsuits in federal court.

Elizabeth has been selected as an Illinois “Emerging Lawyer” by Law Bulletin Publishing Company every year since 2015. Less than two percent of all lawyers in the State receive this distinction. Super Lawyers Magazine has repeatedly selected Elizabeth as an Illinois Rising Star, an honor given to fewer than 2.5 percent of all Illinois lawyers.

Prior to joining Novack and Macey, Elizabeth was a litigation associate at Mayer Brown LLP. While in law school, Elizabeth spent a summer as a judicial extern to the Honorable Matthew Kennelly of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. Before attending law school, she served as a literacy tutor with AmeriCorps in the Chicago Public Schools for one year.

Elizabeth resides in Chicago with her husband and three children.

EDUCATION

  • Princeton University, A.B., History, 2004
  • University of Chicago Law School, J.D., 2008

Speeches & Publications

  •  "Supreme Court Decision Upholding an Arbitrator’s Authorization of a Class Action," American Bar Association Section of Litigation Alternative Dispute Resolution, January 2015.
  • “Sixth Circuit Determines Defendant Did Not Waive Its Right to Arbitrate: Shy v. Navistar International Corp., 781 F. 3d 820 (6th Cir. 2015),” Case Note, American Bar Association Section of Litigation Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee Website, May 21, 2015. View PDF.
  • ABA Publishes Elizabeth Wolicki’s Article on 11th Circuit’s Holding: A Foreign Arbitration Panel is a Tribunal
  • “Arbitration Clause Does Not Apply To Unsuccessful Job Applicant: Gove v. Career Systems Development Corporation, 689 F.3d 1 (1st Cir. 2012),” Case Note, American Bar Association Section of Litigation Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee Website, December 9, 2013. View PDF.
  • “Court Upholds Arbitrator’s Decision to Authorize Class Arbitration: Oxford Health Plans LLC v. Sutter, 133 S. Ct. 2064 (2013),” Case Note, American Bar Association Section of Litigation Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee Website, July 23, 2013. View PDF.