Elisabeth Moriarty

Chair, Litigation Department
Fax 310-201-2359


Elisabeth Moriarty is Chair of Greenberg Glusker’s Litigation Department. She is an experienced litigator who handles complex, high-profile disputes.

Media, Entertainment, and Intellectual Property Litigation

Liz has represented plaintiffs and defendants in some of the entertainment industry’s most significant, high-stakes disputes involving copyright, trademark and trade dress infringement, motion picture production and distribution, defamation, unfair competition, the licensing of intellectual property rights, and contractual disputes. She is skilled at working on large, high-profile entertainment matters where a confluence of issues come together to span a wide variety of disciplines.

She has extensive experience litigating major profit participation matters on behalf of talent, artists and rights holders, including the Estate of J.R.R. Tolkien, Marvel Entertainment and the rights holders to the Winnie the Pooh property. Liz has close, long-standing relationships with the top entertainment auditors/accountants in the field, and has unique experience interpreting complex contractual royalty provisions and convoluted participation statements.

Liz has also handled matters involving online and digital media, television and music rights and idea submission disputes.

High-Net-Worth Divorce Proceedings

While Greenberg Glusker does not have a traditional family law practice, Liz has significant experience litigating business issues in complex, high asset divorce proceedings, including cases involving marital property characterization, valuation and division, apportionment, marital agreements and complex marital property issues.

Liz draws on her sophisticated litigation expertise, her creative, problem-solving approach and her discretion to help her clients successfully navigate and resolve, by way of settlement or trial, the contentious, sensitive, and challenging financial disputes that often arise in high-stakes divorce litigation.

Charitable & Civic Involvement

  • Seven Arrows Elementary
    • Advisory Board (2017-present)
    • Board of Trustees (2010-2017)
  • The Forgotten Dog Foundation


  • Listed, "Leaders of Influence: Litigators & Trial Attorneys," Los Angeles Business Journal, 2023 
  • Listed, Top 100 Lawyers, Los Angeles Business Journal, 2022
  • Listed, Southern California Super Lawyers Rising Stars (Arts/Entertainment) 2005, 2006
  • Listed, Southern California Super Lawyers, 2023

Bar Admissions

  • California

Court Admissions

  • United States District Court for the Central, Northern, and Southern Districts of California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit


  • University of California, Los Angeles  (J.D., 1991)
  • State University of New York at Albany  (B.A., summa cum laude, 1988)
    • Phi Beta Kappa