Elizabeth H. Black

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Meet Elizabeth

Elizabeth, a Columbia native, focuses her practice on commercial litigation matters, with experience trying these cases in courts and before arbitration panels. She represents plaintiffs and defendants involved in breach of contract disputes, corporate governance actions, antitrust and competition-based issues, government licensing and public procurement disputes, and business tort matters. 


  • •  Represents financial institutions in claims made by depositors for account mismanagement, misappropriation and related tort and contract matters
  • •  Successfully defended publicly held companies in both actual and threatened merger injunction lawsuits
  • •  Represents local, national and international companies in civil antitrust and anti-competition lawsuits and government investigations
  • •  Defended an investment advisory firm in a case involving allegations of professional negligence, breach of fiduciary duty and securities fraud
  • •  Tried a case involving a corporate dissolution action alleging officer and director misconduct
  • •  Represented one of South Carolina's largest companies in various contract disputes with suppliers
  • University of South Carolina, J.D., magna cum laude, 2007
  • Davidson College, B.A., magna cum laude, 2003
  • University of Westminster, London, England, 2002
  • South Carolina, 2007
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit, 2008
  • U.S. District Court, South Carolina, 2007
Honors and Awards
  • The Best Lawyers in America© Commercial Litigation (2019-2024)
  • South Carolina Super Lawyers® “Rising Stars” Business Litigation (2016-2021)
  • Columbia Business Monthly "Legal Elite of the Midlands Top Vote Getter" Antitrust Law 2023
  • Columbia Business Monthly "Legal Elite of the Midlands" Business Litigation 2020, Antitrust Law (2021-2023)
  • Order of the Coif
  • Order of the Wig and Robe
  • South Carolina Law Review, Senior Articles Editor
Professional and Civic Activities
  • Leadership Columbia, Class of 2018
  • Richland Library Friends and Foundation Board of Trustees (2018-Present), Chair (2022-Present), Vice Chair (2021-2022), Secretary/Treasurer (2020-2021)
  • South Carolina Bar  
  • Richland County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association, Antitrust Law Section Committee Member
  • South Carolina Women Lawyers Association
Presentations and Publications
  • “Law Firm Perspectives on 2024” (Panelist), Thomson Reuters Annual Meeting, Nashville, TN, January 18, 2024
  • “Corporate Law in the Spotlight: Examining the Latest Developments and Challenges Facing Businesses Today,” HSB and ACC South Carolina Lunch & Learn, Columbia, SC, May 24, 2023
  • "Keeping the Walls Up: Tips for Avoiding Amalgamation," HSB 2018 Corporate Law for Accountants Seminar Series 
  • "South Carolina Chapter," Business Torts: A Fifty-State Guide, 2017 edition
  • "Irreconcilable Differences," HSB 2014 Corporate Law for Accountants Seminar Series