Liz is the Deputy General Counsel for Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) with responsibility for complex litigation, product liability, government investigations, risk management, intellectual property and regulatory compliance. She also serves as the company’s compliance advisor, is a member of the Compliance Advisory Council, a legal advisor to the Audit Committee and serves as a key advisor on special projects on global issues in Japan.
During her time at Toyota, Liz has handled a wide variety of legal matters including high profile litigation and government and Congressional inquiries. She handles complex internal investigations, defense of external investigations and served as the liaison to the Department of Justice. She also has worked on environmental public policy matters serving as a Toyota spokesperson with federal and state officials. Liz has worked across a wide-range of automotive industry disciplines, with a customer-first focus and has been acknowledged by senior leadership, peers and subordinates for tackling difficult problems with practical solutions.
Liz obtained a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Liz joined Toyota in 2006 and relocated to Texas from California in 2017. She has three adult children, 2 rescue dogs and is a life-long learner of world languages.