Elizabeth Ann Morgan

Elizabeth Ann Morgan

Practice Areas
Education
  • Emory University School of Law, JD with Distinction, Order of the Coif, 1990
  • University of Florida, BA, Interdisciplinary Studies with High Honors, Phi Beta Kappa, 1979
Bar Admissions
  • Pennsylvania
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • United States Supreme Court
  • 11th Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Federal Courts of Georgia
  • Federal Courts of Florida
  • Supreme Court of Georgia
  • Georgia Court of Appeals

Elizabeth Ann Morgan Counsel

Philadelphia: 215.965.1232   F: 215-965-1331   E: emorgan@panitchlaw.com

Elizabeth Ann “Betty” Morgan focuses her practice in Trademark Law and mediation and arbitration of intellectual property matters. Recently relocated to Philadelphia, Betty was named among Best Lawyers in 2014, 2015 and 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia, for Trademark Law.

Betty has significant jury trial experience in federal court, including patent, trademark, copyright and trade secret matters, and has handled more than 100 matters before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB). Betty has litigated  in Arkansas, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Mississippi, Minnesota, Michigan, New Jersey, North Carolina, Nebraska, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas and the Virgin Islands. Betty also has managed trademark portfolios consisting of hundreds of marks and has handled world-wide rollouts of new brands. Betty is active in the International Trademark Association (INTA), the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)  and Intellectual Property Owners (IPO) where she has frequently lectured at their annual events.

Betty serves as a panelist for the American Arbitration Association (AAA) and National Arbitration and Mediation (NAM). She was invited to join the peer-reviewed International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution (CPR) as a mediator where she is a member of the Trademark Panel, Entertainment Panel, Employment Panel and Philadelphia ADR Panel. She is on INTA’s Panel of Mediators and is a neutral with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). As a FINRA public arbitrator, Betty is injunction-qualified and has served as a panel chair. Betty has experience with franchise disputes, contract disputes, banking disputes, construction litigation, employment and wage and hour litigation as well as  securities industry practices. Betty been a party representative or mediator in more than 100 matters.

After receiving a bachelor’s degree with High Honors (Phi Beta Kappa) from the University of Florida in Interdisciplinary Studies, Betty went on to earn a law degree With Distinction (Order of the Coif) from Emory University School of Law. She is admitted to the Pennsylvania Bar and all federal district courts in Florida and in Georgia, to the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, and to the bar of the United States Supreme Court.

Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ are issued after a secure online peer review surveys of lawyers across multiple jurisdictions and geographic locations. More information about Martindale Hubbell methodology can be found at https://www.martindale.com/ratings-and-reviews/.

 

Memberships

  • Philadelphia Intellectual Property Law Association, 2017 to present
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA), vice chair Special Committee on Education, member Publications Committee 2017-present
  • International Trademark Association (INTA), member, Panel of Neutrals, 2010-present; Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee, 2016-2019; US Legislation Subcommittee, 2012-2015; Courts and Tribunals Subcommittee, 2010-2011; Preliminary Relief Subcommittee, 2008-2009; Chair, US Political Action Committee, 2003-2007; USPTO Subcommittee, 2004-2007; US Legislation Subcommittee, 2002-2003
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) - Vice Chair, Trademark Legislation Committee, 2005-2007; Chair, Copyright Committee, 2008-2009; Secretary, 2011-2012; Member of Board of Directors, 2009-2011; Vice Chair President’s Committee on Membership, 2012-2014
  • Ben Franklin American Inn of Court, 2017-present
  • American Association for Justice (AAJ), member Board of Governors representing Women’s Caucus, Employment Rights Section, Business Torts Section, Intellectual Property Litigation Group until 2015
  • American Bar Association (ABA, member, Section of Intellectual Property Law, Section for Alternative Dispute Resolution, previously Section of Labor and Employment Law and Section of Litigation
  • American Civil Liberties Union of Georgia, Inc. (ACLU), director, 2003-2005
  • American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Georgia (ACLU), director, 2003-2005
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America (ATLA), chair, Business Torts Section, 2005-2006
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America (ATLA), chair, Intellectual Property/Trade Secrets Committee, 2000-2003
  • Association of Emory Alumni, Board of Governors, 2000-2004
  • Atlanta Bar Association, 2000-2015
  • Bleckley American Inn of Court, Master of the Bench until 2015
  • Board of Directors Network (BDN), member until 2015
  • Copyright Society of the USA, member until 2015
  • Emory University School of Law, Adjunct Professor of Law, Trial Techniques, 2000-2015
  • Federal Bar Association, Atlanta Chapter member until 2015
  • Florida Association for Women Lawyers, President 1995-1996
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, member until 2015
  • The Florida Bar Standing Committee on Professionalism, 1993-2002
  • The Florida Bar Standing Committee on Business Litigation Certification, 1996-2005, Vice Chair 2004-2005
  • Georgia Association of Women Lawyers (GAWL), member until 2015
  • Intellectual Property Owners (IPO), Vice Chair, Trademark Law, US Committee, 2004-2005
  • Intellectual Property Owners (IPO), Vice Chair, Litigation Committee, 2006-2009
  • Intellectual Property Owners (IPO), Chair, ADR Subcommittee of the Litigation Committee, 2018-2019
  • Lawyers Club of Atlanta, member until 2015
  • Lawyers Foundation of Georgia, Inc., fellow
  • Leadership Atlanta, Class of 2002
  • National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA), member until 2015

Articles & Presentations

Panitch Schwarze Trademark Counsel Discusses ADR Program with TTAB // June 20, 2018
Betty Morgan, trademark counsel for intellectual property law firm Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP, recently met with USPTO officials to discuss making an ADR program a permanent part of the proceedings at the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB). Read more

Panitch Schwarze Trademark Counsel Presents at AIPLA // May 30, 2018
Intellectual property law firm Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP is pleased to announce that Elizabeth Ann “Betty” Morgan was a presenter at the American Intellectual Property Association’s spring meeting in Seattle, Washington. Read more

Panitch Schwarze Welcomes Elizabeth Morgan as Trademark Counsel // May 14, 2018
Intellectual property law firm Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP is pleased to announce that Elizabeth Ann “Betty” Morgan has joined the firm. Morgan focuses her practice in Trademark Law and mediation and arbitration of intellectual property matters. Recently relocated to Philadelphia, she was named among Best Lawyers in 2014, 2015 and 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia, for Trademark Law. Read more

Honors & Awards

  • Named a Top-Rated Lawyer in Intellectual Property Law by American Lawyer Media and Martindale-Hubbell from 2012-2018
  • Named a Top-Rated Lawyer in Employment Law by American Lawyer Media and Martindale-Hubbell from 2012-2018
  • Selected to be included in "The Best Lawyers in America" for work in the practice area of Trademark Law 2014, 2015, 2016
  • Inducted into Million Dollar Advocates Forum and Multimillion Dollar Advocates Forum in 2011
  • Named as one of the top 50 women attorneys in Atlanta, as selected by Georgia attorneys and published in Atlanta Magazine and Georgia Super Lawyers Magazine®, March 2005
  • Named one of "Georgia’s Legal Elite," a listing of the state’s "most effective lawyers" in 2003, 2004 and 2005, as selected by Georgia attorneys and published in Georgia Trend Magazine, December 2003, 2004 and 2005
  • Georgia Super Lawyers®, named as one of the top 5% of Georgia lawyers for Intellectual Property Litigation, as selected by Georgia attorneys and published in Atlanta Magazine and Georgia Super Lawyers Magazine®, March 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2010, 2011 and 2012
  • Outstanding Committee Award, Litigation Committee, IPO Annual Meeting in New York, New York 2007
  • Outstanding Committee Award, Trademark Law Committee, U.S., IPO Annual Meeting in Seattle, WA, September 2005
  • Received a 2002 Burton Award for excellence in legal writing
Email Disclaimer

Sending an email to our office does not create an attorney-client relationship, and none will be formed unless there is an expressed agreement between the firm and the client. Thus, we strongly advise against sending confidential or privileged information to us until you can establish such a relationship. Furthermore, we advise against sending privileged or confidential information through email at all, since we can in no way ensure the security of your email. In fact, neither this website nor the email system involved is encrypted, so you should not assume that your email is confidential. We cannot guarantee that someone else will not see it.

Do you agree to this Email Disclaimer?

I Agree I Do Not Agree