Elizabeth M. Reilly

Elizabeth Reilly a partner in the firm's Litigation/Controversy Department, and a member of the Intellectual Property Litigation Practice Group and the Business Trial Group. She joined the firm in 2001.

Practice

Ms. Reilly has worked on a range of litigation matters since joining the firm, though she now focuses her practice primarily on intellectual property litigation. She has been an active member of several successful IP litigation trial teams, achieving favorable verdicts from both federal juries and before the International Trade Commission. She has helped achieve favorable verdicts for both plaintiffs and defendants in cases involving a wide range of subject matters, including cell phone technology, data storage, photolithography, theme parks, and pharmaceuticals.

Ms. Reilly's practice also encompasses white collar criminal investigations, complex commercial litigation disputes, and general business litigation matters. Her representations have included a foreign client involved in an international trademark dispute testing the limits of web-based jurisdiction, an investment company facing an SEC investigation into insider trading allegations, and a major automobile distributor facing multiple suits. She was also part of a small team that conducted an internal investigation on behalf of a company facing possible indictment and successfully persuaded the United States Attorney's Office to decline further investigation. She also has extensive experience managing litigation teams through complicated discovery processes, drafting and opposing summary judgment motions, and arguing motions in both federal and state courts.

In 2005, Ms. Reilly served as a Special Assistant District Attorney in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, where she gained significant trial experience. As an ADA, Ms. Reilly handled arraignments, bail arguments, and motion hearings, and prosecuted cases as the lead attorney through trial and sentencing.

Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Reilly served as clerk to the Honorable Edward F. Harrington of the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts.

Good to know

Areas of Practice 1) Intellectual Property Litigation and 2) Business Trial Group
Law School Boston College Law School, J.D., 2000
Education Harvard College, B.A.,1991
Bar Member / Association State bar of Massachusetts
Most recent firm WilmerHale
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