Elizabeth A. Diffley is a partner in the Corporate & Securities Practice Group. Beth concentrates her practice on securities regulation, mergers and acquisitions and corporate governance. She joined Drinker from the Paris office of a New York law firm, where her practice primarily involved cross-border securities offerings and compliance with U.S. securities laws and reporting obligations.
Beth represents public and private clients in a variety of corporate and securities matters, including corporate governance, public and private capital raising transactions, public company reporting and compliance, mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, investments and investor relations, as well as general corporate matters. Beth previously worked in audit for Pricewaterhouse Coopers and has particular experience in accounting and financial reporting issues.
Beth is the primary editor of Drinker Biddle's Securities & Governance update newsletter and also serves on several firm committees including the Women’s Leadership Committee.
In General. Beth earned her J.D., magna cum laude, from the University of Pennsylvania, where she was an articles editor of the University of Pennsylvania Law Review. She received her bachelor’s degree, summa cum laude, in economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Beth is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. She is a certified public accountant in New York and fluent in French.
In 2015, Beth was recognized by the Philadelphia Business Journal as one of its "40 Under 40" award winners and is a 2015 Leadership Philadelphia Fellow.
Beth is a member of the Society of Corporate Secretaries and Governance Professionals and the Alliance Française of Philadelphia. She is committed to women's rights issues and serves on the Boards of Directors of New Century Trust and Medical Students for Choice.