Profile

Liza collaborates with clients to understand their ultimate goals and craft efficient and effective solutions to disputes they face. At every phase of civil litigation – from pre-suit negotiations to trials and appeals – she engages a creative problem-solving approach to achieve successful resolutions for her clients.

Liza counsels and represents a wide variety of clients, from small business owners and individuals to publicly-traded corporations and professionals, across a range of industries. She has experience working with these clients on matters including intellectual property disputes, non-compete agreement enforcement issues, breach of contract and breach of fiduciary duty actions, employment and ADA discrimination claims, and unfair competition and business tort litigation. 

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  • Assisted in obtaining a jury verdict for trade secret misappropriation, unfair competition, and breach of contract and an award of compensatory and punitive damages in the amount of $2.65 million.
  • Assisted in obtaining a jury verdict in federal court in favor of a national not-for-profit in an action brought against a former fiduciary.
  • Assisted in defending and limiting the liability of an individual and small businesses in a bench trial regarding breach of contract, fraud, and piercing the corporate veil.
  • Defended an authority from an employment discrimination case
  • Represented a corporation in the protection of its valuable intellectual property.
  • Defended members of a start-up limited liability company in an action brought by another member and derivatively on behalf of the company itself.
  • Defended a higher education institution in Article 78 litigation challenging denial of tenure.
  • Defended a higher education institution in an accreditation dispute.
  • Assisted in obtaining dismissal of a defamation case, and subsequent appeal thereof, brought against a media company.

  • Listed in:
    • New York Super Lawyers®, Upstate New York Rising Star, Civil Litigation: Defense, 2019-2021
  • Central New York Women’s Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Northern District of New York Federal Bar Association, First Decade Committee, Co-Chair
  • Onondaga County Bar Association 
  • Articles Editor, Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics
  • Legal Intern, Honorable Mae A. D’Agostino, U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York

  • An Interview with Liza Magley, Law Firm Recruiting, Legally Bond Podcast, June 28, 2021
  • Discovery in State and Federal Court, Legal Services of Central New York CLE, March 10, 2020 
  • Moderator, The Attorney-Client Privilege is Not Dead – but it Does Have its Limits, NDNY Federal Communications Bar Association CLE, July 24, 2020 
     

  • Foundation of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Syracuse Young Professionals Committee, Member
  • Georgetown University Law Center Barristers’ Council: Trial Advocacy Division, Member
  • Leadership Greater Syracuse Class of 2018, Graduate
  • Loretto Foundation Board, Trustee
  • Poverello Health Clinic at Franciscan Northside Ministries, Volunteer
  • Volunteer Lawyers Project of Onondaga County Eviction Defense Program, Volunteer