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September 20, 2010 Firm-wide Communications Manager
Winston & Strawn LLP
OR: Pamela Whitney 202.747.4440 DC
ACCOMPLISHED LITIGATOR, SUPREME COURT CLERK AND FORMER DOJ DEPUTY ASSISTANT AG ELIZABETH PAPEZ JOINS WINSTON & STRAWN IN D.C.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Winston & Strawn LLP announced today that highly regarded litigator and advisor, Elizabeth P. Papez, will join the firm as a partner this fall. Papez recently served as Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the U.S. Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel and as law clerk to U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. Also a former appellate and commercial litigation partner at Kirkland & Ellis LLP, Papez brings to Winston a formidable combination of experience in the Executive Branch and private practice as well as a rare and coveted perspective on the judiciary and top-level appellate work.
As Deputy Assistant Attorney General from 2007 to 2009, Papez advised senior officials at the White House and Executive Branch agencies on a wide range of legislative, regulatory, and enforcement matters concerning financial regulation, national security, intellectual property, and other areas now governed by, among other things, the recently-amended False Claims Act (FCA), the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Financial Reform Act, the Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act (PPACA or Health Reform Bill), and the Foreign Investment & National Security Act (FINSA). She also testified and briefed members of Congress on matters concerning pharmaceutical and intellectual property regulation, government contracting, and whistleblower rights, and represented the United States in several federal appeals before working on a wide range of current legal issues and trends at the Supreme Court.
As a litigator at Kirkland from 2000 to 2007, Papez represented corporate clients in appellate, commercial, and regulatory matters involving federal and state constitutional questions, complex commercial and procedural issues, antitrust, securities, and bankruptcy-related disputes, corporate and consumer fraud, contract, and product claims, and trade and telecommunications regulation. Prior to entering private practice, Papez served as a research analyst in the National Security and International Affairs Division of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and as law clerk to the Honorable Danny J. Boggs on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.
“Elizabeth brings a truly exceptional blend of experience and legal skills gained from her positions in both the public and private sectors,” said Thomas Frederick, chair of Winston’s Litigation Department. “Few lawyers with such experience have clerked for the Roberts Court and that distinction, combined with Elizabeth’s understanding of Washington, D.C. and her success in advising on legal and enforcement issues of recent and high-level importance, are unquestionable assets to our office and to our national litigation services,” added Thomas Mills, managing partner of Winston’s Washington, D.C. office.
“I’m thrilled to return to private practice as part of Winston’s preeminent national litigation team,” Papez said. “The firm’s track record, storied reputation, and the opportunities in the Washington office are just a few of the reasons I joined Winston, and I look forward to drawing on my experience to further the firm’s tradition of achieving clients’ strategic objectives from the inception of a case through appeal.”
Papez earned her J.D. from Harvard Law School, where she was editor of the Harvard Law Review and articles and symposium editor of the Harvard Journal of Law & Technology. She earned a B.S., summa cum laude, from Cornell University.
Last month, the firm announced the arrival of another prominent litigator, Caryn Jacobs, who focuses on securities, accounting/auditing and ERISA litigation, to its Chicago office.
Winston & Strawn LLP is an international commercial law firm with 14 offices in America, Asia and Europe. More information about the firm is available at http://www.winston.com.
Washington, DC Contact: Pamela Whitney 202.747.4440 or email@example.com