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Elizabeth Clarke

Elizabeth Clarke's practice focuses on complex civil litigation, white collar matters, and appellate litigation.

Prior to joining MoloLamken, Ms. Clarke clerked for the Honorable Allison H. Eid of the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit and the Honorable Edmond E. Chang of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

Previously, she worked as a summer associate at Mayer Brown LLP, as a summer intern at Lambda Legal, and as a summer intern at the Legal Assistance Foundation in Chicago. Before that, she worked as a Elementary Literacy Tutor for the Minnesota Reading Corps in Richfield, Minnesota.

Representative Matters

  • A software company in a copyright infringement dispute in an appeal to the Federal Circuit
  • A major cellular technology company in an appeal to the Federal Circuit arising out of a global patent licensing dispute
  • An investment advisor in a breach-of-contract suit over the Republic of Venezuela’s default on its sovereign debt
  • An investor in two related breach-of-contract lawsuits against PDVSA and a PDVSA affiliate over unpaid debt instruments
  • Holders of residential mortgage-backed securities in an appeal over the distribution of a multi-billion dollar settlement fund
  • Employees of a company in a DOJ foreign corrupt practices investigation
  • Former directors and officers of a small business investment company in a civil suit by the Small Business Administration as receiver for the company
  • Senior executive branch official in connection with false statement and obstruction charges
  • A medical device company in two breach-of-contract disputes relating to the COVID-19 pandemic
  • The trustee of a mortgage-backed securities trust in a breach-of-contract lawsuit in New York state court
  • A Florida county in a petition for a writ of certiorari to the United States Supreme Court
  • An individual defendant in a direct appeal to the Seventh Circuit challenging a criminal sentence
  • An individual investor in international arbitration under the bilateral investment treaty

Publications

Clerkships

  • Law clerk to the Honorable Allison H. Eid, United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
  • Law clerk to the Honorable Edmond E. Chang, United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

Education

The University of Chicago Law School, J.D., with high honors

Order of the Coif

Kirkland & Ellis Scholar

Rubenstein Scholar

Articles Editor, The University of Chicago Law Review

Founder, Education and Child Advocacy Society

International Refugee Assistance Project

Domestic Violence Prevention Pro Bono Project

Carleton College, B.A., summa cum laude

Phi Beta Kappa

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