William A. Rivera - Senior Vice President, Litigation
Kelly Bagby - Vice President, Litigation (Housing, Health and Human Services)
Dean Graybill - Vice President, Litigation (Income, Consumer, and Employment)
AARP Foundation Litigation (AFL) is an advocate in courts nationwide for the rights of people 50 and older, addressing diverse legal issues that affect their daily lives and assuring that they have a voice in the judicial system.
The AFL Team
Elizabeth Aniskevich is a Senior Attorney at AARP Foundation. Her work focuses on protecting the rights of older adults through vigorous advocacy. Elizabeth litigates a variety of cases, ranging from consumer protection, to housing, to employment matters, and has vast experience litigating class actions. She also regularly writes amicus briefs for state and federal courts across the country. Prior to joining the Foundation, Elizabeth worked to protect the integrity of financial markets through representation of investors in securities class actions and shareholder litigation. She also clerked in the Eastern District of Virginia where she managed the court’s pro se prisoner docket. Elizabeth graduated valedictorian from the University of Florida, with a double B.A. in Sociology and Criminology and received her J.D. from American University, Washington College of Law. In addition to her work for the Foundation, Elizabeth serves on the D.C. Bar Foundation’s Young Lawyers Leadership Network Council.
Benjamin Davis is a Senior Attorney for AARP Foundation’s litigation department, focusing on unfair employment practices and consumer issues. Benjamin represents older individuals in both class action and individual lawsuits across the country. Benjamin formerly served as an Assistant State’s Attorney for Baltimore City, the largest prosecutorial office in Maryland. During his tenure as an Assistant State’s Attorney, Benjamin gained extensive trial experience, where he served as the first chair prosecutor for over a hundred bench and jury trials. Benjamin later transitioned to private practice, where he utilized his litigation skills at a prominent plaintiff’s firm for almost a decade, representing thousands of aggrieved workers. While at the firm, Benjamin was the supervisor of the employment department, where he was directly responsible for all phases of litigation. His primary focus was filing national class action lawsuits against large companies on behalf of employees who were victims of unfair wage practices. This includes lawsuits against employers who failed to pay their employees overtime and minimum wages, as well as other benefits mandated by law. Benjamin received his J.D. from Howard University School of Law and is a member of the National Employment Lawyers Association (“NELA”) and the American Association for Justice. *Admitted to practice in Maryland. Not yet admitted in the District of Columbia. Practice is supervised by members of the D.C. Bar.