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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
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.
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