Elizabeth R. Brusa

Elizabeth R. Brusa

Associate

Expertise

  • Banking and Financial Services
  • Bankruptcy and Creditors' Rights
  • Bankruptcy Compliance and Consumer Bankruptcy Litigation

WSG Practice Industries

Activity

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
Florida, U.S.A.

Profile

Elizabeth Brusa is an associate in the Banking and Financial Services Practice Group who focuses on financial services litigation, bankruptcy compliance and litigation, judgment and arbitration award enforcement, and small dollar and unsecured lending. 

Elizabeth represents lenders, mortgage servicers, and other financial services businesses in state and federal court litigation, including defending against allegations of violations of various consumer protection statutes, wrongful foreclosures, and debt collection statutes. She further assists financial services clients in prosecuting actions for breach of loan and financing agreements, foreclosure on real and personal property, enforcement of guaranties, and replevin. 

Elizabeth also represents financial services clients in various bankruptcy matters, including drafting proofs of claim, attending section 341 meetings, and litigating issues related to use of cash collateral, adequate protection, lifting the automatic stay, section 363 sales, and plan confirmation. Additionally, she represents creditors in defending against allegations of stay, plan, and discharge violations in bankruptcy and state courts.

Beyond representations in court, clients often seek her advice regarding bankruptcy compliance. Elizabeth educates financial services clients about the nuanced requirements of working with customers who file for bankruptcy. Additionally, she assists clients with revising their form correspondence, agreements, and other documents, as well as updating their policies and procedures, to ensure compliance with applicable bankruptcy laws.

Prior to joining Bradley, Elizabeth was a trial attorney for the United States Department of Justice’s U.S. Trustee Program, where she prosecuted bankruptcy fraud and abuse in civil cases. Using skills she honed in that practice, Elizabeth vigorously pursues enforcement of judgments and arbitration awards by identifying and tracing assets to secure recoveries for clients. When necessary, she also prosecutes fraudulent transfer actions and veil piercing actions to obtain recoveries.

Elizabeth is a Certified Information Privacy Professional for the U.S. Private-Sector (CIPP/US).

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 2016
  • Illinois, 2016

Court Admissions
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • United States Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Florida
  • United States Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Florida
  • United States District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • United States Bankruptcy Court, Middle District of Florida
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Florida
  • United States Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Florida

Education

  • The John Marshall Law School, J.D., 2016, magna cum laude; The John Marshall Law Review; Dean’s List; Dean’s Scholarship; Herzog Scholarship; Marie Adornetto Monahan Endowed Judicial Extern Scholarship
  • University of Illinois, M.Ed., 2007
  • Northern Illinois University, B.A., 2005
Areas of Practice

Banking and Financial Services | Bankruptcy and Creditors' Rights | Bankruptcy Compliance and Consumer Bankruptcy Litigation | Cybersecurity and Privacy | Financial Services Litigaton | Fintech | Judgment and Arbitration Award Enforcement | Small Dollar and Unsecured Consumer Lending