Elizabeth Owens Bille, J.D., SHRM-SCP, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

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​Elizabeth Owens Bille, J.D., SHRM-SCP 

Elizabeth Owens Bille’s responsibilities as SHRM General Counsel include: leading corporate strategic and tactical legal initiatives; providing senior management with advice on company strategies and their implementation; managing the legal function and overseeing the work of outside counsel; providing continuing counsel and guidance on legal matters and on legal implications of major activities; negotiating critical contracts; serving as the key lawyer/legal advisor on all major business transactions; judging the merits of major court cases filed against or on behalf of SHRM; and ensuring that SHRM conducts its business in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations.

Elizabeth has been Vice President and Associate General Counsel with SHRM since 2014 and prior to that she served as SHRM’s Associate General Counsel for five years. Elizabeth is in her second stint with SHRM, having worked in SHRM’s Government Affairs Office as a lobbyist and leading its state government affairs program for three years. Before rejoining SHRM as Associate General Counsel in 2008, Elizabeth practiced labor and employment law with the law firm of Hogan & Hartson LLP (now Hogan Lovells) and then worked as an Attorney Advisor for the Vice Chair of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Elizabeth is a SHRM-SCP and has published and presented on employment law in various forums.

Elizabeth received her J.D. from the George Mason University School of Law, where she graduated first in her class and was Executive Editor of the George Mason Law Review. She received her B.A. magna cum laude from the University of Minnesota.

Email: Elizabeth.Bille@shrm.org

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