PeopleElizabeth M. Weldon
Elizabeth M. Weldon

Elizabeth M. Weldon

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PeopleElizabeth M. Weldon

  • William & Mary School of Law (J.D., 2001)
    • Executive Editor, Environmental Law and Policy Review
  • University of Arizona (B.A., Classics and Anthropology, magna cum laude, 1998)
    • Phi Beta Kappa
    • Phi Kappa Phi

  • State Bar of California
    • Franchise Law Committee (2012-2016; 2015 membership; 2016 co-chair)
  • American Bar Association, Forum on Franchising
    • Governing Committee Member (2018-present)
    • Finance Officer (2019-present)
    • Litigation and Dispute Resolution Committee (LADR) (2012-2017; 2016-2017 chair)
  • International Franchising Association, Southern California Women's Franchise Network, Co-Chair (2009-present)
  • Litigation Counsel of America
    • Fellow (2017-present)

  • Lex Mundi Institute Cross-Border Dispute Resolution Program, Annual Conference Speaker (2013-2019)
  • "Fees, Initial Terms, and Renewal," Contributing Author, The Annotated Franchise Agreement (November 2018)
  • "2018 Annual Developments," Co-Presenter, American Bar Association, Forum on Franchising, Nashville, TN (October 11, 2018)
  • "Annual Franchise and Distribution Law Developments, 2018," Co-Author, American Bar Association, Forum on Franchise (October 2018)
  • "Restoring Previous Joint Employer Standard Could Bring Clarity," Quoted, Business Insurance (September 25, 2018)
  • "Hidden Pitfalls in Commonly Negotiated Provisions in Key Business Documents," Co-Presenter, Association of Corporate Counsel (Southern California Chapter), Long Beach, CA (September 27, 2017)
  • "California Anti-SLAPP Motions: Potential Pitfalls for Plaintiffs," Co-Author (June 28, 2017)
  • "Enforcement of Noncompetition, Confidentiality and Related Agreements in California," Co-Presenter, The State Bar of California, Business Law Section Webinar (May 18, 2017)
  • "Insurance Dilemma - Challenges in Identifying Adequate Coverage for the Franchisor and Franchisee," Co-Presenter, American Bar Association, Forum on Franchising, Miami, FL (November 3-4, 2016)
  • "Strange Weather: California's Amended Franchise Relations Act, AB 525," Co-Author, Franchise Law Journal, Vol. 35, No. 4 (Spring 2016)
  • "Untangling the Tangled Webs We Weave: Joint Representation Issues in Franchise Cases," Co-Presenter, 49th Annual IFA Legal Symposium, Washington, DC (May 16-17, 2016)
  • "Can a Franchisor Avoid Becoming the Joint Employer of its Franchisee's Employees?" Co-Author, Franchising Opportunities in Southern California (September 14, 2015)
  • "Clash of Counsel: Franchise Litigation and Dispute Resolution From the Perspective of Counsel for Franchisors and Franchisees," Panelist, American Bar Association, Forum on Franchising Webinar (April 28, 2015)
  • "How to Litigate a Franchise Dispute," Co-Presenter, The State Bar of California Business Law Webinar (February 19, 2015)
  • "Top Five Legal Tips for Franchisors in 2014," Co-Author, Franchising Opportunities in Southern California (September 29, 2014)
  • "Keeping Current: Daimler AG v. Baumann, et al., 134 S. Ct. 746 (2014)," Co-Author, Business Law Today (May 2014)
  • "U.S. and California Supreme Court Game-Changing Cases of 2013 and Beyond: How Will They Impact Your Business?," Speaker, Roundtable Presentation, Snell & Wilmer, Costa Mesa, CA (February 25, 2014)
  • "Spotting an Accidental Franchise: and Why it Matters To You," Co-Author, Orange County Business Journal (November 18, 2013)
  • "Disclaimers: A Powerful Tool of Franchisors or Fickle Follies in the Wake of the Amended FTC Franchise Rule?," Speaker, ABA 36th Forum on Franchising, Orlando, FL (October 16-18, 2013)
  • "International Trade Commission’s “fast-track” pilot program: be prepared for more speed," Co-Author, Lexology (October 4, 2013)
  • "Choice of Law and Choice of Forum: Has the Choice Already Been Made for You?," Panelist, The American Bar Association, Forum Committee on Franchising, Webinar (August 8, 2013)
  • "U.S. and California Supreme Court Game-Changing Cases of 2012 and Beyond: How Will They Impact Your Business?," Speaker, Roundtable Presentation, Snell & Wilmer, Costa Mesa, CA (February 26, 2013)
  • "LAIPLA Road Show at Whittier Law School," Panelist, Los Angeles Intellectual Property Law Association, Costa Mesa, CA (September 6, 2012)
  • "Section 337: tips for discovery in ITC's rocket-docket," Co-Author, Daily Journal (May 8, 2012)
  • "U.S. and California Supreme Court Game-Changing Cases of 2011 and Beyond: How Will They Impact Your Business?," Speaker, Roundtable Presentation, Snell & Wilmer, Costa Mesa, CA (April 2012)
  • "Is Your Law Firm a Center of Influence for Your Business?," Co-Author, Los Angeles Business Journal, Vol. 33, No. 43 (August 22-28, 2011)
  • "Strategies for Fostering Productive Corporate Counsel Relationships," Co-Author, Orange County Business Journal, Vol. 34, No. 23 (June 6-12, 2011)
  • "Prelitigation Dispute Resolution Clauses: Getting the Benefit of Your Bargain," Co-Author, ABA Franchise Law Journal, Vol. 31, No. 1 (Summer 2011)
  • "Patent Litigation: The New Normal, Moderator, Be On Your Offensive Game: Managing Intellectual Property Litigation Costs With a Team Approach," Association of Corporate Counsel SoCal, Long Beach, CA (June 2011)
  • "Model Jury Instructions: Copyright, Trademark and Trade Secret Litigation," Contributing Author, ABA Section of Litigation (May 2008)
  • "Practically Irrigable Acreage Standard: A Poor Partner for the West's Water Future," Note, 25 Wm. & Mary Envt'l L. & Pol'y Rev. 203 (2000)

  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Franchise Law (2016-2020)
  • Legal Eagles, Franchise Times (2011-2019)
  • Southern California Super Lawyers®, Rising Stars Edition, Franchise/Dealership, Business Litigation, Intellectual Property Litigation (2007-2016)
    • "The Top Women Attorneys in Southern California," Los Angeles Magazine (2014, 2016)
  • Wiley W. Manuel Certificate for Pro Bono Legal Service, State Bar of California (2013)
  • Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC), Southern California Chapter “Rising Stars” (2012)

  • Girls Inc. Orange County
    • Board of Directors (2011-present)
    • Secretary (2013-2015)
    • President Elect (2015)
    • President (2016-2017)
  • Friends of READ/Orange County (2005-2009)
    • President (2006-2009)

  • Mariscal, Weeks, McIntyre & Friedlander, P.A., Associate, Phoenix, AZ
  • United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, Extern for Hon. Barry G. Silverman

  • California
  • Arizona

  • Supreme Court of California
  • Supreme Court of Arizona
  • United States District Court, District of Arizona
  • United States District Court, All Districts of California