Elizabeth S. Saylor is a civil rights litigator and the former Co-Chair of A Better Balance. Until recently, she was a partner at Emery Celli Brinckerhoff & Abady LLP. At ECBA, she represented clients in commercial and civil rights matters. Her civil rights practice has included constitutional litigation, class actions, police misconduct, prisoners’ rights, election law, wage and hour, and employment and housing cases alleging discrimination on the basis of race, sex, age, familial status, pregnancy, disability, and source of income. She obtained over $150 million in damages and injunctive relief for approximately 500,000 clients. She has received numerous awards, including being named to City and State’s Above & Beyond List in 2020, which was awarded to 30 New York women in the public sphere.
Prior to joining the firm, Elizabeth worked at The Legal Aid Society, where she began as a Skadden fellow and represented victims of domestic violence in a variety of cases, including a class action that successfully challenged the systematic denial of public benefits to immigrants. Elizabeth clerked for the Hon. Robert D. Sack on the Second Circuit Court of Appeals. Elizabeth received her B.A., summa cum laude, from Amherst College and her J.D., magna cum laude, from Harvard Law School.