Elizabeth Shofner is Of Counsel at Guttman, Buschner and Brooks focusing on complex civil litigation, including false claims litigation, and corporate governance matters.

Prior to joining GBB, Ms. Shofner was a litigator at Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP and later at Grant & Eisenhofer where she focused on complex commercial litigation, including Medicaid, consumer fraud, mortgage-backed securities litigation and corporate governance matters. She also has experience in intellectual property and appellate work. She served for several years as a law clerk to the Hon. John M. Walker, Jr., of the Second Circuit Court of Appeals, during which time she was involved in hundreds of federal appeals involving all areas of law.

Ms. Shofner co-authored the New York section of The 2012 50-State Survey of Privacy Law (Media Law Resource Center; 2012), co-edited the Task Force Report on Gender, Race, and Ethnic Bias in the Second Circuit (1998), and co-authored the article “Similarity Ratings And Confusability Of Lipread Consonants Compared With Similarity Ratings Of Auditory And Orthographic Stimuli” (American Journal of Psychology; 1991).

Ms. Shofner received her J.D. magna cum laude from New York University School of Law, where she was elected to the Order of the Coif and served as an articles editor for the New York University Law Review. She also received an M.A. in cognitive psychology from Hunter College. She holds an undergraduate degree in English literature and psychology from Washington University in St. Louis and is a member of the New York City Bar Association.

Government Experience

  • Law Clerk, Hon. John M. Walker, Jr., Second Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals


  • New York University School of Law, New York (J.D. magna cum laude, 1997)
  • Hunter College, New York (Masters, Psychology, 1988)
  • Washington University, St. Louis (A.B., English Literature & Psychology, 1984)


  • New York, SDNY, EDNY, Fourth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • United States District Courts for the
  • Southern District of New York
  • Eastern District of New York


  • Article Editor, New York University Law Review