Associate Eliza Langdon Oliver is a litigator with more than 10 years of experience, much of it focused on employment law. She joined the firm fulltime in 2018, and has become an integral part of the client service litigation team.
She handles motions, including arguing motions for summary judgment; pleadings and discovery; and some depositions. She also handles mediations for clients, attends case conferences, and makes other court appearances.
Her experience includes wage and hour cases; FEHA discrimination, harassment and retaliation cases; and class actions.
Eliza practiced in several large international firms before joining HELG. She enjoys the close contact she has with clients, and the opportunity to brainstorm strategy. “We don’t take a cookie-cutter approach. Rob and I are both very analytical people. We really think things through and try to develop the best strategies for our clients.”
As an 8th grader, Eliza had a “Career Day” opportunity to shadow a county prosecutor, and set her sights on law school. “Once I get an idea in my head, I stick with it.”
She graduated in 2010 from Loyola Law School at Loyola Marymount University magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, with a 4.17 GPA, putting her in the top 3% of her graduating class. She served as production editor for the Loyola Los Angeles Law Review. Eliza earned her bachelor’s degree in 2007 from Michigan State University, also magna cum laude, with a double major in Economics and Social Policy/Relations.
Outside of the office, she enjoys exploring California with her husband and young daughter, hiking, going to the beach, and taking spin classes from her favorite Peloton instructors.