A leader in the development, coordination and implementation of Toyota’s environmental public policy positions in the United States, Elizabeth has been an instrumental part of a team within Toyota working to harmonize federal and state fuel economy and greenhouse gas regulations. She provides strategic legal advice on issues relating to Toyota’s advanced technology vehicles and works on efforts to coordinate advanced technology vehicle planning with consumer market readiness and development of federal and state infrastructure.
Elizabeth has been practicing law for over 25 years. Her practice covers a wide range of automotive issues including complex, business and environmental litigation. Prior to joining Toyota, she was a partner with the law firm of Jeffer, Mangels, Butler & Marmaro LLP in Los Angeles. She is a graduate of the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana and the University of Michigan Law School.
“We are very pleased to have Elizabeth as a new member of the Leadership Council because of her impressive expertise in environmental law and her work to help enforce the new fuel economy standards in the automotive industry,” said ELI President John C. Cruden. “Our council members help guide ELI toward its vision of a healthy environment, prosperous economy and vibrant community, and Elizabeth’s efforts at Toyota are helping us further that vision.”