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Elizabeth H. White

Fax +1.503.248.9085

Liz White focuses her practice on complex commercial litigation, with an emphasis on appellate litigation, securities, antitrust, and intellectual property disputes.

Ms. White has extensive experience drafting dispositive motions and appellate briefs and has practiced in both trial and appellate courts at the federal and state levels. Ms. White assists in defending clients in class action shareholder and shareholder derivative litigation, including managing document collection and production and drafting filings and dispositive motions. Ms. White likewise defends clients in antitrust actions, including in class action, indirect purchaser, and opt-out multi-district litigation. Ms. White has represented clients in a broad range of sectors, including technology, manufacturing, education, and private equity investment.

Professional Background

Prior to joining the firm, Ms. White served as in-house counsel for a top-rated university in California where she focused her practice on advising internal university clients on a wide range of matters in student affairs, faculty affairs, employment law, health care, intellectual property, and privacy. Ms. White also previously served as a litigator at an international law firm working on appellate, securities, antitrust and intellectual property matters. She also maintained an active pro bono practice, advising an international medical non-profit on trademark matters and working on multiple habeas corpus petitions, including one that resulted in the release of her client from prison after almost 20 years.

  • Represented Chinese e-commerce giant in state and federal litigations related to 2014 IPO.
  • Represented outside directors of major utility in derivative actions in federal and state court related to California wildfires.
  • Represented Taiwanese LCD manufacturer in breach of contract lawsuit in district and appellate courts.
  • Represented Taiwanese LCD manufacturer in antitrust litigation stemming from allegations of price fixing in LCD industry.
  • Represented higher education technology company in trademark infringement lawsuit.
  • Represented Bay Area-based tech leader in multi-defendant patent litigation.
  • Represented international food company in suit over alleged breach of trademark co-existence agreement.