Liz is an established cost containment attorney with nearly 20 years of business accomplishments and improved results. Before joining Discovery Health Partners, Liz was a senior attorney with the law firm of Coghlan Kukankos LLC, where she had broad responsibility for administration, management and development of the firm, including hiring and training as well as benefits compensation and incentive plan design. During that time, Liz earned extensive experience in subrogation and coordination of benefits and reimbursement, and developed and grew subrogation programs for numerous self-funded and insured health plans. Liz has handled thousands of subrogation cases involving motor vehicle accidents, slip and fall accidents, product liability, medical malpractice, specific risk and legal malpractice with significant positive outcomes. Her extensive knowledge and hands-on approach to implementing subrogation programs has resulted in the recovery of millions of dollars annually for plans she has represented. Liz has litigated noteworthy employment and benefits cases in federal district courts and state courts throughout the country as well as complex commercial litigation cases involving employment and trade secret misappropriation and intellectual property issues. She has provided clients with comprehensive representation in all aspects of the litigation process, including depositions, drafting motions, protective orders, temporary restraining orders, briefs and appeals argued at both the state and federal levels. Liz is admitted to practice in the state of Illinois. Her federal practice admissions include the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois and the U.S. Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals. She is a member of the Chicago and Illinois State Bar Associations.
Elizabeth LongoVice President of Legal Services