Elizabeth Cho, Esq.

Assistant Director for Public Interest and Government Careers

  • Office Room 902G
  • Phone 617-353-3158

Liz started her legal career as a Skadden Fellow at the Trauma and Learning Policy Initiative, which is a collaboration of Harvard Law School’s Education Law Clinic and Massachusetts Advocates for Children.  During her fellowship, she conducted special education litigation on behalf of parents whose children were affected by family violence or other adverse experiences.

Prior to joining the CDO, Liz served as an Assistant Attorney General in the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office and as a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney and Assistant Regional Counsel at the Social Security Administration.  As an Assistant Attorney General, Liz conducted complex civil and criminal enforcement actions in the Medicaid Fraud Division.  As a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney and Assistant Regional Counsel, she represented the Commissioner of Social Security in appellate litigation involving the disability programs.  Liz also practiced complex litigation at a boutique litigation firm, where she represented the relators at the U.S. Supreme Court as part of the appellate team in Universal Health Servs. v. United States ex rel. Escobar, No. 15-7, 2016 WL 3317565 (U.S. June 16, 2016), which affirmed the viability of the implied false certification theory of liability under the False Claims Act.  At the CDO, Liz helps students pursue careers in government and public interest law.

Liz earned her B.A. from Swarthmore College, where she graduated magna cum laude, and her J.D. from Harvard Law School, where she was an editor of the Harvard Human Rights Journal.  She clerked for the Honorable Frank J. Bailey at the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Massachusetts.

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