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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.