Elizabeth Ireland

Elizabeth Ireland

Associate Attorney at Winston & Strawn LLP

Location:
35 West Wacker Drive, Chicago, Illinois, United States
HQ Phone:
(312) 558-5600

General Information

Experience

Guardian Ad Litem  - Mecklenburg County Guardian ad Litem

Circulation Editor of the North Carolina Journal of International Law  - University of North Carolina

Salutes Attorneys  - Animal Legal Defense Fund

Guardian Ad Litem  - Orange and Chatham County Guardian ad Litem

Education

B.A. , cum laude  - Religion , Davidson College

J.D.  - University of North Carolina School of Law

law degree  - Duke University

law degree  - University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

master's degree  - public policy , 

master's degree  - public policy , Duke University

master's degree  - public policy , University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Affiliations

Member of Phi Beta Kappa  - Davidson College

Fellow  - The Duke Endowment

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Elizabeth J. Ireland
Elizabeth J. Ireland Elizabeth graduated cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Davidson College, where she received Honors in Religion for her thesis on the religious experiences of Latin American migrants crossing the U.S.-Arizona border. During her junior year at Davidson, she studied in Cochabamba, Bolivia. At the Endowment, Elizabeth continued to pursue her immigration interests by working on projects with Latino ministries in North Carolina. Her capstone at the Endowment was a collaborative project with Rural Church and Health Care to improve Latino health in the Wilmington area. After her Fellowship, Elizabeth earned a master's degree in public policy and a law degree through a joint program at Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. While in law school, she represented a number of children who were involved with the juvenile justice system. She has returned to Charlotte and now works as a Litigation Associate at the law firm Winston & Strawn. For the past seven years, Elizabeth has volunteered as a guardian ad litem. In that role, she advocates for children who have been abused or neglected.

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Associate in Charlotte ' Elizabeth J. Ireland ' was added to your binder Remove View my binder now Add to Binder Email eireland@winston.com Download vCard +1 704-350-7812 (Charlotte) Elizabeth concentrates her litigation practice on regulatory matters and internal investigations. She regularly represents food and beverage companies in product labeling and product safety class actions. She also has an active pro bono caseload, focusing on children's rights, immigrant justice, and animal welfare. Elizabeth Ireland focuses her practice in three main areas: regulatory and internal investigations, consumer class actions, and financial services litigation. Experience Elizabeth frequently works with companies and audit committees on internal investigations, regulatory defense, and white collar criminal matters. She conducted a major internal investigation into whistleblower allegations at a mortgage servicing company. She also has worked with financial services companies on multiple Consumer Financial Protection Bureau enforcement actions, and she has worked on matters involving the Commodities Futures Trading Commission, Department of Justice, and Federal Trade Commission. Elizabeth regularly represents food and beverage companies in cases related to product labeling. In particular, she has defended companies in litigation based on the terms "all natural," "Made in the USA"and the inclusion of "evaporated cane juice" on product labels. She has also defended pet food companies in labeling litigation. Elizabeth has conducted extensive research on the use of terms such as "free of artificial ingredients," "preservative free," and "clean" related to proposed menu items for a major quick-serve restaurant chain, and she has reviewed the impact of terms such as "fresh," "trans fat," "no sugar added," "antioxidants," "no preservatives," "omega 3," and "healthy" for product labels. Elizabeth worked on the team that successfully defended a major spirits manufacturer and distributor, obtaining victories at the motion to dismiss stage in cases related to the use of the terms "handcrafted" and "handmade. She has also worked on cases related to product safety for food industry clients, assisting with the settlement case with breach of warranty, products liability, and negligence claims related to pizza allegedly contaminated with hepatitis. One of Elizabeth's recent case victories related to the dismissal with prejudice of a case related to allegations about the use of trans fats and partially hydrogenated vegetable oil in popcorn products. Elizabeth also advises clients in the financial services industry. She successfully obtained victories for a major company in mortgage-related litigation. She has won multiple motions to dismiss and summary judgment motions or helped settled cases challenging mortgage origination and servicing practices in a number of state and federal court actions. Activities Elizabeth works on a variety of pro bono matters on behalf of Winston. Elizabeth also assisted with a recent animal rights case that led to appellate success. In one case against a roadside zoo in rural North Carolina, where numerous exotic animals were being kept in horrific conditions, she secured an appellate victory for the Animal Legal Defense Fund, as the appellate court determined that North Carolina's animal protection law should apply to roadside zoos as well as private ownership of animals. Prior to attending law school, Elizabeth was a Fellow at The Duke Endowment in Charlotte. Elizabeth is a member of the firm's Associates Committee, Diversity Committee, and Pro Bono Committee. Credentials Elizabeth received a B.A., cum laude, in Religion in 2007 from Davidson College, where she was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. In 2013, she received a M.P.P. from the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University, and a J.D. from the University of North Carolina School of Law, where she was the circulation editor of the North Carolina Journal of International Law and Commercial Regulation. Publications & Speaking Engagements Elizabeth is author of "Do Not Abort the Mission: An Analysis of the European Court of Human Rights Case of R.R. v. Poland," 38 N.C. J. Int'l L. & Com. Reg. 651 (2013). Elizabeth J. Ireland Associate in Charlotte ' Elizabeth J. Ireland ' was added to your binder Remove View my binder now Add to Binder Email eireland@winston.com Download vCard +1 704-350-7812 (Charlotte) Elizabeth concentrates her litigation practice on regulatory matters and internal investigations. She regularly represents food and beverage companies in product labeling and product safety class actions. She also has an active pro bono caseload, focusing on children's rights, immigrant justice, and animal welfare. Elizabeth Ireland focuses her practice in three main areas: regulatory and internal investigations, consumer class actions, and financial services litigation. Elizabeth works on a variety of pro bono matters on behalf of Winston. Elizabeth also assisted with a recent animal rights case that led to appellate success. In one case against a roadside zoo in rural North Carolina, where numerous exotic animals were being kept in horrific conditions, she secured an appellate victory for the Animal Legal Defense Fund, as the appellate court determined that North Carolina's animal protection law should apply to roadside zoos as well as private ownership of animals. Prior to attending law school, Elizabeth was a Fellow at The Duke Endowment in Charlotte. Elizabeth is a member of the firm's Associates Committee, Diversity Committee, and Pro Bono Committee. Elizabeth received a B.A., cum laude, in Religion in 2007 from Davidson College, where she was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. In 2013, she received a M.P.P. from the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University, and a J.D. from the University of North Carolina School of Law, where she was the circulation editor of the North Carolina Journal of International Law and Commercial Regulation. Elizabeth frequently works with companies and audit committees on internal investigations, regulatory defense, and white collar criminal matters. She conducted a major internal investigation into whistleblower allegations at a mortgage servicing company. She also has worked with financial services companies on multiple Consumer Financial Protection Bureau enforcement actions, and she has worked on matters involving the Commodities Futures Trading Commission, Department of Justice, and Federal Trade Commission. Elizabeth regularly represents food and beverage companies in cases related to product labeling. In particular, she has defended companies in litigation based on the terms "all natural," "Made in the USA"and the inclusion of "evaporated cane juice" on product labels. She has also defended pet food companies in labeling litigation. Elizabeth has conducted extensive research on the use of terms such as "free of artificial ingredients," "preservative free," and "clean" related to proposed menu items for a major quick-serve restaurant chain, and she has reviewed the impact of terms such as "fresh," "trans fat," "no sugar added," "antioxidants," "no preservatives," "omega 3," and "healthy" for product labels. Elizabeth worked on the team that successfully defended a major spirits manufacturer and distributor, obtaining victories at the motion to dismiss stage in cases related to the use of the terms "handcrafted" and "handmade. She has also worked on cases related to product safety for food industry clients, assisting with the settlement case with breach of warranty, products liability, and negligence claims related to pizza allegedly contaminated with hepatitis. One of Elizabeth's recent case victories related to the dismissal with prejudice of a case related to allegations about the use of trans fats and partially hydrogenated vegetable oil in popcorn products. Elizabeth also advises clients in the financial services industry. She successfully obtained victories for a major company in mortgage-related litigation. She has won multiple motions to dismiss and summary judgment motions or helped settled cases challenging mortgage origination and servicing practices in a number of state and federal court actions. Elizabeth is author of "Do Not Abort the Mission: An Analysis of the European Court of Human Rights Case of R.R. v. Poland," 38 N.C. J. Int'l L. & Com. Reg. 651 (2013).

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Elizabeth J. Ireland
Associate in Charlotte ' Elizabeth J. Ireland ' was added to your binder Remove View my binder now Add to Binder Email eireland@winston.com Download vCard +1 (704) 350-7812 (Charlotte) Elizabeth concentrates her litigation practice on regulatory matters and internal investigations. She regularly represents food and beverage companies in product labeling and product safety class actions. She also has an active pro bono caseload, focusing on children's rights, immigrant justice, and animal welfare. Elizabeth Ireland focuses her practice in three main areas: regulatory and internal investigations, consumer class actions, and financial services litigation. Experience Elizabeth frequently works with companies and audit committees on internal investigations, regulatory defense, and white collar criminal matters. She conducted a major internal investigation into whistleblower allegations at a mortgage servicing company. She also has worked with financial services companies on multiple Consumer Financial Protection Bureau enforcement actions, and she has worked on matters involving the Commodities Futures Trading Commission, Department of Justice, and Federal Trade Commission. Elizabeth regularly represents food and beverage companies in cases related to product labeling. In particular, she has defended companies in litigation based on the terms "all natural," "Made in the USA"and the inclusion of "evaporated cane juice" on product labels. She has also defended pet food companies in labeling litigation. Elizabeth has conducted extensive research on the use of terms such as "free of artificial ingredients," "preservative free," and "clean" related to proposed menu items for a major quick-serve restaurant chain, and she has reviewed the impact of terms such as "fresh," "trans fat," "no sugar added," "antioxidants," "no preservatives," "omega 3," and "healthy" for product labels. Elizabeth worked on the team that successfully defended a major spirits manufacturer and distributor, obtaining victories at the motion to dismiss stage in cases related to the use of the terms "handcrafted" and "handmade. She has also worked on cases related to product safety for food industry clients, assisting with the settlement case with breach of warranty, products liability, and negligence claims related to pizza allegedly contaminated with hepatitis. One of Elizabeth's recent case victories related to the dismissal with prejudice of a case related to allegations about the use of trans fats and partially hydrogenated vegetable oil in popcorn products. Elizabeth also advises clients in the financial services industry. She successfully obtained victories for a major company in mortgage-related litigation. She has won multiple motions to dismiss and summary judgment motions or helped settled cases challenging mortgage origination and servicing practices in a number of state and federal court actions. Activities Elizabeth works on a variety of pro bono matters on behalf of Winston. She has been a guardian ad litem in the North Carolina court system since 2007, and regularly represents the interests of children who have been abused or neglected during court hearings. She is also involved with immigrant justice projects, such as asylum work, and is currently assisting a client with gaining custody of the client's undocumented child. Elizabeth also assisted with a recent animal rights case that led to appellate success. In one case against a roadside zoo in rural North Carolina, where numerous exotic animals were being kept in horrific conditions, she secured an appellate victory for the Animal Legal Defense Fund, as the appellate court determined that North Carolina's animal protection law should apply to roadside zoos as well as private ownership of animals. As a result of this work, in 2015, Winston was recognized by the Animal Legal Defense Fund as recipient of the 2015 ALDF Advancement in Animal Law Pro Bono Achievement Award. Prior to attending law school, Elizabeth was a Fellow at The Duke Endowment in Charlotte. Elizabeth is a member of the firm's Associates Committee, Diversity Committee, and Pro Bono Committee. Credentials Elizabeth received a B.A., cum laude, in Religion in 2007 from Davidson College, where she was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. In 2013, she received a M.P.P. from the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University, and a J.D. from the University of North Carolina School of Law, where she was the circulation editor of the North Carolina Journal of International Law and Commercial Regulation. Publications & Speaking Engagements Elizabeth is author of "Do Not Abort the Mission: An Analysis of the European Court of Human Rights Case of R.R. v. Poland," 38 N.C. J. Int'l L. & Com. Reg. 651 (2013). "Left Behind: A Desert Altar Reveals the Culture of Migrant Workers," Faith and Form Interfaith Journal of Religion, Art and Architecture (2008). "Do Not Abort the Mission: An Analysis of the European Court of Human Rights Case of R.R. v. Poland," 38 N.C. J. Int'l L. & Com. Reg. 651 (2013). Elizabeth J. Ireland Associate in Charlotte ' Elizabeth J. Ireland ' was added to your binder Remove View my binder now Add to Binder Email eireland@winston.com Download vCard +1 (704) 350-7812 (Charlotte) Elizabeth concentrates her litigation practice on regulatory matters and internal investigations. She regularly represents food and beverage companies in product labeling and product safety class actions. She also has an active pro bono caseload, focusing on children's rights, immigrant justice, and animal welfare. Elizabeth Ireland focuses her practice in three main areas: regulatory and internal investigations, consumer class actions, and financial services litigation. Elizabeth works on a variety of pro bono matters on behalf of Winston. She has been a guardian ad litem in the North Carolina court system since 2007, and regularly represents the interests of children who have been abused or neglected during court hearings. She is also involved with immigrant justice projects, such as asylum work, and is currently assisting a client with gaining custody of the client's undocumented child. Elizabeth also assisted with a recent animal rights case that led to appellate success. In one case against a roadside zoo in rural North Carolina, where numerous exotic animals were being kept in horrific conditions, she secured an appellate victory for the Animal Legal Defense Fund, as the appellate court determined that North Carolina's animal protection law should apply to roadside zoos as well as private ownership of animals. As a result of this work, in 2015, Winston was recognized by the Animal Legal Defense Fund as recipient of the 2015 ALDF Advancement in Animal Law Pro Bono Achievement Award. Prior to attending law school, Elizabeth was a Fellow at The Duke Endowment in Charlotte. Elizabeth is a member of the firm's Associates Committee, Diversity Committee, and Pro Bono Committee. Elizabeth received a B.A., cum laude, in Religion in 2007 from Davidson College, where she was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. In 2013, she received a M.P.P. from the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University, and a J.D. from the University of North Carolina School of Law, where she was the circulation editor of the North Carolina Journal of International Law and Commercial Regulation. Elizabeth frequently works with companies and audit committees on internal investigations, regulatory defense, and white collar criminal matters. She conducted a major internal investigation into whistleblower allegations at a mortgage servicing company. She also has worked with financial services companies on multiple Consumer Financial Protection Bureau enforcement actions, and she has worked on matters involving the Commodities Futures Trading Commission, Department of Justice, and Federal Trade Commission. Elizabeth regularly represents food and beverage companies in cases related to product labeling. In particular, she has defended companies in litigation based on the terms "all natural," "Made in the USA"and the inclusion of "evaporated cane juice" on product labels. She has also defended pet food companies in labeling litigation. Elizabeth has conducted extensive research on the use of terms such as "free of artificial ingredients," "preservative free," and "clean" related to proposed menu items for a major quick-serve restaurant chain, and she has reviewed the impact of terms such as "fresh," "trans fat," "no sugar added," "antioxidants," "no preservatives," "omega 3," and "healthy" for product labels. Elizabeth worked on the team that successfully defended a major spirits manufacturer and distributor, obtaining victories at the motion to dismiss stage in cases related to the use of the terms "handcrafted" and "handmade. She has also worked on cases related to product safety for food industry clients, assisting with the settlement case with breach of warranty, products liability, and negligence claims related to pizza allegedly contaminated with hepatitis. One of Elizabeth's recent case victories related to the dismissal with prejudice of a case related to allegations about the use of trans fats and partially hydrogenated vegetable oil in popcorn products. Elizabeth also advises clients in the financial services industry. She successfully obtained victories for a major company in mortgage-related litigation. She has won multiple motions to dismiss and summary judgment motions or helped settled cases challenging mortgage origination and servicing practices in a number of state and federal court actions. Elizabeth is author of "Do Not Abort the Mission: An Analysis of the European Court of Human Rights Case of R.R. v. Poland," 38 N.C. J. Int'l L. & Com. Reg. 651 (2013).

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