Elizabeth A. Diffley is a partner in the Corporate & Securities Practice Group. Beth concentrates her practice on capital markets transactions, public company compliance, 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, securities law and stock exchange reporting and compliance, mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, investments and investor relations, and general corporate matters. Beth has particular experience in accounting and financial reporting issues, and has also worked with non-profit organizations in areas such as formation, recognition of tax-exempt status and corporate counseling.
Beth 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 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.
Before law school, Beth was an audit associate for PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in New York. She is a certified public accountant in New York.
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.