Elizabeth Eberle

MADISON, WI

Miner, Barnhill & Galland, P.C.
44 E Mifflin Street, Suite 803
Madison, WI 53703
Phone: (608) 255-5200
Email: BEberle@lawmbg.com
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Ms. Eberle is a shareholder specializing in complex litigation. She has successfully tried cases to verdict, argued numerous appeals in federal court, and has extensive experience in briefing and arguing to state and federal courts. She has also represented individual clients in mediations and before a variety of federal, state, and local agencies. Ms. Eberle practices in a variety of areas, including cases under the federal Driver's Privacy Protection Act, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and Section 1983 of the Civil Rights Act of 1871, and under state equal employment laws, false claims acts, consumer protections acts, wage and hour laws, and Medicaid fraud statutes.

The following is a summary of the areas in which she has concentrated:

False Claims Act/Consumer protection law

Ms. Eberle serves as a Special Assistant Deputy Attorney General to a number of states suing dozens of pharmaceutical companies for pricing practices under state Medicaid fraud statutes, False Claims Acts, and consumer protection laws. She has participated in all aspects of these cases, from discovery through trial and appeal. Ms. Eberle has been a part of multiple trial teams that have secured multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements on behalf of the respective state Attorneys General.

Privacy law

Ms. Eberle successfully tried to verdict a case under the Driver's Privacy Protection Act. The verdict was publicized as having a "huge impact" on law enforcement practices, including the implementation of new practices at the Wisconsin Department of Justice regarding instruction to law enforcement agencies on the proper treatment of drivers' confidential information.

Employment discrimination

Ms. Eberle has represented both individuals and classes of employees in various employment discrimination claims, including claims based on age, disability, race, and gender in federal and state courts, as well as local agencies.

Predatory lending law

Ms. Eberle has represented individual consumers and organizational plaintiffs in lawsuits challenging predatory lending practices, leading to large settlements in lawsuits brought in Illinois, California, Massachusetts, and elsewhere. In addition to litigating the predatory practices, the cases involved emerging issues surrounding the unconscionability of certain aspects of mandatory consumer arbitration agreements.

Organized Bar and Community Service Activities

Ms. Eberle was Treasurer of the Board of Directors of the Appellate Practice Section of the State Bar of Wisconsin. She has also served on numerous moot court panels for local and national competitions.


Education

J.D., Stanford University, 1998

B.S., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1987

Legal employment

Shareholder, Miner, Barnhill & Galland, 2007-present

Associate, Miner, Barnhill & Galland, P.C., 2000-2007

Lecturer in Law, Omsk State University, Omsk, Russia, 1999-2000

Attorney, Legal Services of Northeastern Wisconsin, Oshkosh, Wisconsin, 1998-1999

Bar Admissions

California Bar, 1998

Wisconsin Bar, 2000

U. S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, 2001

U. S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, 2005

U. S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin, 2001

U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, 2001

U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California, 2002

Pro hac vice admissions in state and/or federal trial and/or appellate courts in Alaska, Idaho, Illinois, and Kentucky