Elizabeth A. Bryson


Elizabeth A. Bryson is is a litigator and appellate attorney with experience in private practice, as inhouse counsel, in a corporate setting, and in government service. As Associate General Counsel and then Corporate Vice President of New York Life, she supervised and personally litigated complex matters and appeals in courts across the country, and then moved to the business side where she managed business continuity and crisis management programs and oversaw the implementation of new privacy laws and practices. She was previously in private practice on Wall Street and in midtown Manhattan; was an Assistant Corporation Counsel for the City of New York, and prior to law school served as an Intelligence Analyst with the U.S. Justice Department at the SDNY U.S. Attorney’s Office and at DOJ Headquarters in Washington, D.C. Appointed by then-Chief Judge Judith Kaye, Ms. Bryson served on both the NYS Court’s Special Commission on the Future of the NYS Courts and its Commission on Public Access to Court Records. In addition to her two terms as NYWBA President, she has been an Officer, Director and Committee Chair of both NYWBA and WBASNY. She is now Vice President of the National Conference of Women’s Bar Associations.  She is a graduate of the University of Washington in Seattle and Fordham University School of Law. Among other awards, she is a recipient of a NYWBA Special Recognition Award, WBASNY’s Marilyn Menge Award, and a U.S. Department of Justice Distinguished Service Award.