Elizabeth M. Lacombe

Associate

  • Elizabeth M. Lacombe
  • Phone: +1 215 979 1577

    Import to Address Book

  • Duane Morris LLP
    100 High Street, Suite 2400
    Boston, MA 02110-1724
    USA

Hartford Address:
100 Pearl Street, Suite 1415
Hartford, CT 06103

Elizabeth M. Lacombe is a litigator who represents financial institutions and multinational corporations in commercial litigation. She practices in the areas of complex commercial and residential transactions, financial services, real estate, employment litigation and personal injury defense.

Ms. Lacombe handles a wide variety of banking-related matters, including lender liability, bankruptcy and adversary proceedings, class actions, asset recovery, loan defaults, foreclosures, real estate / bank branches, the American with Disabilities Act, and the Uniform Commercial Code.

Ms. Lacombe also defends broker-dealer related disputes, including court and arbitration matters regarding investor claims.  

Ms. Lacombe is a 2008 graduate of the University of Connecticut School of Law and a summa cum laude graduate of Ithaca College.

Areas of Practice

  • Commercial Litigation

  • Complex Litigation/Class Actions

  • Employment Litigation

  • Financial Services Litigation

Representative Matters

  • Assisted in obtaining a settlement the client found favorable in defense of an employment discrimination lawsuit in the Federal District Court for the District of New Hampshire alleging disability discrimination, retaliation and wrongful termination.
  • Obtained a settlement the client found favorable in defense of a third party complaint alleging claims of breach of contract, breach of the duty of good faith and fair dealing, violation of the Federal Fair Debt Collections Practices Act, intentional infliction of emotional distress, violation of the Fair Credit Reporting Act and violation of the Connecticut Unfair Trade Practices Act.
  • Obtained a dismissal of a former employee’s lawsuit alleging constructive discharge.
  • Obtained on behalf of Ocwen Loan Servicing, LLC, in Maine District Court, a dismissal of its case without prejudice, avoiding a dismissal with prejudice, in the wake of unsettled Maine law concerning a plaintiff's standing in a foreclosure action.
  • Obtained an order on behalf of a major bank from the Aroostook County Superior Court in Caribou, Maine, enjoining the City of Caribou from selling a property located in Caribou which would act to extinguish the bank’s mortgage.

Admissions

  • Connecticut
  • Maine
  • New Hampshire
  • Vermont
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Maine
  • U.S. District Court for the District of New Hampshire
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Vermont

Education

  • University of Connecticut School of Law, J.D., 2008
  • Ithaca College, B.A., summa cum laude, 2004

Experience

  • Duane Morris LLP
    - Associate, 2015-present
  • Bendett & McHugh PC
    - Associate, 2008-2015
    - Law Clerk, 2006-2008
  • Louis Kiefer, Esq.
    - Law Clerk, 2005-2006

Selected Speaking Engagements

  • Speaker, "New England States Legal Update," Duane Morris Institute (DMi), Webinar February 14, 2023