Elizabeth Buckley Lewis is a partner in the Tax Department and Chair of Willkie’s Exempt Organizations Practice Group. Elizabeth focuses on advising not-for-profit organizations, focusing on both programmatic and asset management issues, and also works with family office and asset management clients.


Elizabeth was a Resident Counsel at the Ford Foundation for seven years prior to joining Willkie. She began her legal career at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP.

Elizabeth is a member of the New York State Bar Association and is a member of the Government Relations Committee of the Nonprofit Coordinating Committee of New York, Inc. She is also a Board member of Opening Act, a 501(c)(3) organization that provides after-school theater programs to underserved New York City public schools, and of the New American Economy Action Fund, a 501(c)(4) organization that focuses on immigration policy issues.



Harvard Law School, J.D., 1991 Harvard College, A.B., 1987

Bar Admissions

New York, 1992

Court Admissions

United States Tax Court