Elizabeth A. N. Haas

Partner

Overview

Elizabeth A. N. Haas is a litigation partner and national chair of the firm’s Antitrust Practice Group. She also is a member of the firm’s national Recruiting Committee and vice chair for the Milwaukee Office Recruiting Committee. Elizabeth supports clients in several industries, including manufacturing, life sciences, automotive, sports, health care, and technology. In working with clients, she seeks to understand the business and strategic objectives at issue in order to devise a practical strategy tailored to the client’s individual needs.

Elizabeth has particular experience in antitrust investigations and litigation, including the defense of clients in numerous purported price fixing and market allocation class actions. Her list of such representations is extensive and includes several high-profile antitrust cases, with some involving damages claims in excess of $1 billion.

Elizabeth routinely counsels clients on matters related to antitrust and competition. She provides strategic guidance relating to product pricing, the Robinson-Patman Act, joint ventures, collaborations with competitors, commercial agreements, participation in trade associations and industry organizations, advertising and marketing, intellectual property, supply chain relationships, e-commerce, product distribution, labor and employment, and general compliance. In addition, Elizabeth regularly represents corporate clients in all types of business litigation and arbitration, from routine commercial matters to bet-the-company litigation. An experienced litigator, she represents corporate clients involved in sophisticated, high-stakes commercial and financial disputes.

Thought Leadership

Elizabeth regularly makes significant contributions to the antitrust and litigation field through her publications and speaking engagements. The following represent a sampling of her work:

  • Co-author, “Antitrust Division Announces Update to Its Leniency Program and Revamps Answers to Frequently Asked Questions,” Foley Insights (April 5, 2022)
  • Co-author, “Legal Implications of Blockchain in Supply Chain Series: What’s Law Got to Do With It?” Blockchain in Supply Chain Blog (October 7, 2021)
  • Co-author, “A Divided FTC Approves Omnibus Resolutions to Step Up Enforcement Actions and Votes to Withdraw the 2020 Vertical Merger Guidelines,” Foley Insights (September 24, 2021)
  • Co-author, “President Biden’s Executive Order on Competition Could Mean Broad Changes Across a Range of Industries,” Manufacturing Industry Advisor Blog (July 14, 2021)
  • Presenter, ABA Antitrust Law Section, Spring Meeting – Antitrust Fundamentals (2021; 2020); Avoiding E-Discovery Accidents (2017)
  • Presenter, Antitrust Counseling for Trade Associations (December 2020)
  • Co-author, “Three Ways Antitrust Enforcement Has Changed Under Coronavirus, and One Way it Has Not,” Foley Insights (March 26, 2020)
  • Co-author, “DOJ Antitrust Division Announces New Policy to Incentivize Corporate Compliance,” Foley Insights (September 5, 2019)
  • Co-author, “Business Litigation & Dispute Resolution in Wisconsin – Business Torts Chapter,” Pinnacle Books (2018 and 2020)
  • Presenter,  “Just How Far Can a Franchisor Go? Ensuring System-Wide Compliance with Price Promotions,” International Forum on Franchising Legal Symposium (May 2019)
  • Co-author, “Antitrust Scrutiny of No-Poaching Agreements Continues to Pick Up Steam,” Foley Insights (September 24, 2018)
  • Co-author, “A Primer: Wisconsin's New Class Action Statute,” Wisconsin Law Journal Volume 91, Number 4 (April 2018)
  • Co-author, “Department of Justice Brings the First Employment-Related Antitrust Case Since the October 2016 Guidance Statement,” Foley Insights (April 12, 2018)
  • Co-author, “Supreme Court Leegin Decision Offers Little Clarity 10 Years Later,” Bloomberg BNA (August 10, 2017)
  • Author, “Individualized Proof of Harm” Required in Robinson-Patman Secondary-Line Claim Prevents Class Certification,” Foley Insights (May 1, 2017)
  • Editor in Chief & Project Chair, “Indirect Purchaser Litigation Handbook,” ABA Publications (2015)
  • Presenter, “Taking Action to Buck Trends in Antitrust Litigation,” Wisconsin Association for Corporate Counsel Annual Conference (May 2017)
  • Presenter, Annual Law of Product Distribution & Franchise Seminars (various antitrust topics)

Recognition

Elizabeth 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 listed by the WLJ as an “Up and Coming Lawyer” (2011) and has been recognized on the Wisconsin Super Lawyers Rising Stars® list from 2012–2016.

Affiliations

Elizabeth currently serves as a co-chair of the ABA Antitrust Law Section Committee Operations and previously worked as chair and vice-chair of the Civil Practice and Procedure Committee. She is an active member of the Seventh Circuit Bar Association, the Association for Women Lawyers, and the Milwaukee Bar Association, the latter for which she previously served on the board of directors and was a co-chair of the Civil Litigation Section. Elizabeth also serves on the Local Rules Committee for the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin.

Education

Elizabeth 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.

Admissions

In addition to the state and federal courts in Wisconsin, Elizabeth 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

Elizabeth is actively involved in pro bono representation, regularly volunteering her time at the Milwaukee Justice Center at the Milwaukee County Courthouse. She 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.