Elizabeth A. N. Haas

Partner

Overview

Elizabeth A. N. Haas is a partner and litigation attorney with Foley & Lardner LLP. She provides strategic counsel on complex commercial and antitrust litigation, including class action defense work. Ms. Haas has particular experience in antitrust litigation and counseling, providing regular antitrust and compliance advice to manufacturers, distributors, service providers and trade associations.

In addition, Ms. Haas regularly represents corporate clients in all types of business litigation and arbitration, from routine commercial matters to bet-the-company litigation for matters pending in federal and state courts, as well as before various federal and state agencies. An experienced litigator, she represents corporate clients involved in sophisticated, high-stakes commercial and financial disputes in several different industries, including manufacturing, automotive, food and beverage, sports, and technology. In working with clients, Ms. Haas seeks to understand her client’s business and strategic objectives in order to best addresses their needs.

Ms. Haas has significant experience in complex electronic discovery and has frequently lectured on the subject. Additionally, she regularly presents on antitrust and compliance issues.

Firm Leadership

Ms. Haas is vice chair of the national Antitrust Practice, a member of the firm’s national Recruiting Committee, and vice chair for the Milwaukee Office Recruiting Committee. She previously served as a member of the firm’s national Associates Committee.

Education

Ms. Haas received her law degree from the University of Michigan Law School, where she was an associate editor for the Michigan Journal of Gender & Law and the Michigan Telecommunications and Technology Law Review. She graduated from The George Washington University, summa cum laude, with a bachelor’s degree in history, and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.

Professional Memberships

Ms. Haas currently serves as a chair of the ABA Section of Antitrust Law Committee Operations and was previously chair and vice-chair of the Civil Practice and Procedure Committee. Through her work with the Section of Antitrust Law, Ms. Haas was the moderator and session chair for “Avoiding E-Discovery Accidents and Responding to Inevitable Emergencies" at the 2017 ABA Antitrust Spring Meeting and was also the project chair for The Indirect Purchaser Litigation Handbook (2015), a treatise published by the ABA Antitrust Section. She is an active member of the Seventh Circuit Bar Association, the Association for Women Lawyers and the Milwaukee Bar Association for which she currently serves on the board of directors and previously was a co-chair of the Civil Litigation Section. Ms. Haas also serves on the Local Rules Committee for the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin.

Admissions

In addition to the state and federal courts in Wisconsin, she is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Third, Seventh, and Eighth Circuits.

Community Engagement

Ms. Haas is actively involved in pro bono representation, regularly volunteering her time at the Milwaukee Justice Center at the Milwaukee County Courthouse. Ms. Haas also dedicates significant time to charitable work, including previous service on the board of directors for WBCS, Inc., a nonprofit organization that raises money for breast and prostate cancer research at the Medical College of Wisconsin and the Women’s Fund of Greater Milwaukee, a nonprofit organization that supports strategic social change initiatives for women and girls.

Recognition

Ms. Haas has been included on the 2017 Wisconsin Law Journal list of “Women in the Law,” honoring her willingness to tackle difficult cases, volunteer her time in service to the community, and advance the role of women in the legal profession. She was previously listed by the WLJ as an “Up and Coming Lawyer” (in 2011) and has been recognized on the Wisconsin Super Lawyers – Rising Stars® list from 2012 – 2016.

Representative Matters

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Provide comprehensive antitrust and distribution counseling on all aspects of manufacturers’ relationships with their distribution channel nationwide, including channel alignment strategies, Robinson-Patman Act compliance, and pre-litigation counseling.
Outside counsel to trade associations to monitor and counsel on joint activities of industry competitors to minimize risk and ensure compliance with the applicable antitrust laws.
Represented a building products manufacturer in defense of direct and indirect purchaser class actions in a consolidated multi-district litigation, in which plaintiffs allege that the company conspired with several other building products manufacturers to increase prices of a gypsum wallboard. (US District Courts EDPa).