Elizabeth Prewitt is co-chair of the Antitrust & Competition group and her practice focuses on government investigations and complex litigation. She is a member of the firm’s Executive Committee.
For 16 years, Elizabeth was a trial lawyer for the US Department of Justice and served as an Assistant Chief in the Antitrust Division from 2012 – 2014. She has substantial first-chair trial experience and was twice the recipient of both the Attorney General’s Award for Distinguished Service (DOJ’s second-highest award) and the Assistant Attorney General’s Award. American Lawyer named Elizabeth as one of 25 “star laterals” of 2015.
She is ranked as a leading lawyer by Global Competition Review, Expert Guides (Business Law and Competition), Who’s Who Legal: Competition, The Legal 500, recognizing Elizabeth for being ‘smart and tenacious’, and Chambers & Partners, noting that sources describe her as an ‘expert in antitrust law’ and ‘very smart, very strategic and very user-friendly.’
At the DOJ, Elizabeth led several large-scale cross-border investigations into bribery, money laundering, major fraud, tax and antitrust violations, and was the Division’s lead prosecutor investigating global financial institutions for alleged rigging of benchmark interest rates (LIBOR), and the alleged rigging of certain foreign currency exchange rates (Forex). She also served as a Visiting International Enforcer to the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Competition (DGCOMP) in Brussels.
Elizabeth represents companies, financial institutions, and individuals in enforcement actions, prosecutions, and investigations initiated by federal and state agencies and departments, including the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Department of Justice (DOJ), United States Attorneys and grand juries, Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), and state Attorneys General.
She has handled cross-border matters involving overseas regulators and enforcers such as the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), Serious Fraud Office (SFO), Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), and the European Commission (DGCOMP). Elizabeth also represents companies in connection with civil antitrust litigation.
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