Elizabeth L. Deeley

Elizabeth Deeley

is a litigation partner based in the San Francisco office. She has a wide-ranging complex litigation practice and has handled a variety of matters including class actions involving unfair business practices, antitrust, securities, civil RICO, fraud and consumer protection issues; contract, fraud and other business tort disputes; and employment discrimination and civil rights lawsuits. Elizabeth has appeared before federal and state trial and appellate courts and arbitration panels across the country. Elizabeth has also represented clients in regulatory inquiries and in investigations before the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, U.S. Department of Justice, and NASD. She represents clients in a diverse array of industries, including financial services and investment, software and technology, communications, food, children's products, health and fitness, pharmaceuticals and medical equipment.

Elizabeth is also dedicated to ensuring the provision of pro bono services to clients in need. She serves as the Pro Bono Coordinator for Kirkland's Bay Area offices and is a member of the firmwide Pro Bono Committee. In addition to overseeing Kirkland's pro bono program, she personally has represented pro bono clients in a variety of litigation matters, including employment discrimination, immigration and civil rights cases.

In 2011, the Daily Journal recognized Elizabeth in its annual list of Top Women Lawyers in California and in 2010, the National LGBT Bar Association recognized Elizabeth as one of the Best LGBT Lawyers Under 40.

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Areas of Practice 1) Litigation, 2) Commercial Litigation, 3) Securities & Shareholder Litigation, 4) Antitrust & Competition and 5) Data Security & Privacy
Law School The George Washington University Law School, J.D., 1998 with Honors
Education University of Georgia, B.B.A., International Business, 1992
Bar Member / Association State bar of California,State bar of District of Columbia (inactive),State bar of Virginia (inactive)
Most recent firm Kirkland & Ellis LLP
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