Elizabeth Heffernan has joined Ahlers & Cooney, P.C. as a member of the Public Law Practice Area, focused in the areas of Education Law, Litigation, and Employment Law. She will be working with K-12 school districts and Higher Education institutions, where she will assist clients on a variety of issues, including those related to accessibility, accommodations, student programming, student rights and discipline, and special education. Her practice will include drafting and negotiating contracts, policies, and procedures to assist clients with maintaining legal compliance in their day-to-day operations.
As a member of the firm’s Employment Law and Litigation Practice Groups, she will also work with education clients on various human resources and other employment law matters, including employee discipline and terminations, employment contracts, drafting and revising employment policies, and investigations related to employment.
Prior to joining Ahlers & Cooney, Elizabeth spent two years as a Judicial Law Clerk for the Honorable Leonard T. Strand, Federal District Judge, United States District Court, Northern District of Iowa. She also worked with Judge Strand as a Judicial Extern for a summer during law school, and as a Summer Associate with O’Connor & Thomas, P.C. A native of Sioux City, Iowa, Elizabeth received her law degree from the University of Iowa Law School, and her B.A. degree from Buena Vista University.
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