Elizabeth Arnold is a director in Berkeley Research Group’s (BRG) Labor and Employment practice and has been advising clients on issues related to employment practices for more than two decades.

She is an expert in the wage-and-hour space and provides advisory services and testimony on behalf of employees and companies nationwide. She has conducted research at organizations of various sizes, from small nonprofits to global digital retailers, and in industries ranging from retail and transportation to professional services and healthcare.

Ms. Arnold develops and implements customized research methodologies that address complex legal compliance issues at the state and federal levels. Her engagements often include identifying the tasks and responsibilities of employees and the contexts in which they perform their work. Clients have used results from her studies to modify company practice or policy and at multiple stages of active litigation. She has provided expert testimony in state and federal class action disputes related to compensable time (alleged off-the-clock work), meal and rest break compliance, and suitable seating compliance.

Ms. Arnold regularly authors content for publications such as Law360, Daily Journal, and Thomson Reuters Westlaw. She often delivers presentations at academic and professional conferences, such as the American Bar Association (ABA), American Psychological Association (APA), and Society for Industrial Organizational Psychology (SIOP).

Employment History

Lamorinda Consulting LLC
Vice president
2007 – 2014

Right Management
Organizational consultant
2004 – 2006

The Empower Group
Organizational consultant
2002 – 2004

Terranova Consulting Group
Associate consultant
2001 – 2002

Professional Affiliations

American Bar Association (ABA), Labor and Employment Section

American Psychological Association

American Sociological Association

Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology

Areas of Expertise


University of San Francisco
MS, Organizational Development, 2008

University of California, Berkeley
BA, Sociology, 2000 (high honors)


High Distinction in General Scholarship (magna cum laude)

Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society

Alpha Gamma Sigma Honor Society