News Release

Financial Services and Banking Litigator Elizabeth Frohlich Joins ‎Locke Lord as Partner in San Francisco

March 29, 2023

(SAN FRANCISCO) March 29, 2023Elizabeth Frohlich has joined Locke Lord’s San Francisco office as a Partner in the Firm’s Financial Services Litigation Practice Group.

Frohlich, who most recently was a partner at Sheppard Mullin and previously a partner at Morgan Lewis for nearly 15 years, has represented U.S. and ‎international companies in their most important commercial and financial services disputes ‎nationwide. She represents banks and securities broker-dealers in complex, high-stakes civil and criminal actions in federal and state courts as well as arbitrations. She is particularly ‎experienced with litigation involving asset-backed securities.‎ In addition to her securitization litigation work, she handles investor cases, trust instruction proceedings, National Fair Housing Act cases, actions by ‎municipalities and County Recorder/Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems actions. ‎Frohlich often provides clients with advice concerning pre-litigation legal strategy as well as post-‎litigation consulting.

“Liz brings to Locke Lord a comprehensive grasp on the securitization litigation industry and over two decades of experience counseling the world’s leading banks and investment advisers surrounding their most sophisticated ‎matters,” said Greg Casamento, Co-Chair of Locke Lord’s Litigation Department. “Her impressive depth of knowledge and skill set, particularly in trustee litigation, perfectly aligns with our well-regarded financial services team, especially in California‎.” ‎

Frohlich is a member of the Structured Finance Association’s Women in Securitization, an organization supporting the retention and advancement of women in the structured finance industry. She serves on the American Bar Association’s Committees on Business Law, Banking Law, Securitization and Structured Finance as well as Trust Indentures and Indenture Trustees. She also is a member of Financial Women of San Francisco, Edward J. McFetridge American Inn of Court, Structured Finance Association and the Association of Business Trial Lawyers.

‎“Locke Lord’s outstanding reputation combined with the Firm’s impressive roster of clients offers an exciting opportunity for me to grow my practice,” ‎said Frohlich.‎ ‎“I look forward to working alongside a bench of extraordinary litigators, many of whom I have worked with and respected for many years, and continuing to serve my clients at the highest level.”

Locke Lord is a recognized leader in financial services litigation. For decades, the Firm’s clients — ranging from regional and community banks to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to some of the biggest financial institutions in the world — have relied upon Locke Lord to handle their litigation needs. The Firm’s lawyers help financial institutions navigate the broad range of U.S. federal and state laws impacting their operations. The team is skilled in all aspects of financial services litigation, including early resolution through motions to dismiss, summary judgment, opposition to class certification, related bankruptcy issues, arbitration as well as trial and appellate work.


About Locke Lord LLP
Locke Lord is a full-service law firm with global reach and 20 offices designed to meet clients’ needs in the United States and around the world. The Firm has a history that spans more than 135 years and is a leader in the middle market arena. Locke Lord focuses on providing the highest levels of commitment, quality and service to clients across its five Key Sectors: Energy and Infrastructure; Finance and Financial Services; Insurance and Reinsurance; Pharmaceutical; and Private Equity. In addition, the Firm advises clients across a broad spectrum of other industries, including fund formation, venture capital, health care, public finance, real estate, technology, cybersecurity and white collar, while providing a wealth of experience through its complex litigation, intellectual property, tax, regulatory and transactional teams.