Elizabeth Burnett has joined the Ahlers & Cooney, P.C. law firm as a member of the firm’s Public Law practice area, focused on public finance law. As a bond lawyer, Elizabeth will work with cities, counties, and school districts in the planning and financing of capital projects.
Prior to joining Ahlers, she was an Attorney with the Iowa Department of Revenue – Legal Services division, where she provided legal advice on complex tax laws, regulations, and policies for executive branch agencies, taxpayers, state legislators, and federal authorities. She also served as the counsel to the Director of Revenue.
Elizabeth graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Law, Cleveland, Ohio, in 2019, and Grinnell College in 2013. During law school, she served as a law clerk for two federal agencies: the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Office of Counsel to the Inspector General in Washington, D.C.; and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Public Health Law Program in Atlanta. She served as a summer law clerk in 2017 for the Honorable George J. Limbert, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio.
Prior to law school, Elizabeth worked for three years at Cerner Corporation in Kansas City. Serving as a lead consultant for this healthcare technology company, she worked closely with hospital teams of administrators, doctors, and staff to design and convert to electronic medical record systems.