WilmerHale Partner Stands Up for Her Global Clients and Fellow Female Attorneys

As a partner at WilmerHale, Elizabeth Mitchell’s practice focuses on representing global financial institutions, investment advisers, broker-dealers, futures commission merchants, accounting firms, and public companies and their employees in regulatory investigations, enforcement actions, and litigation involving the federal securities laws. She has extensive experience representing clients in investigations and proceedings involving algorithmic trading and complex trading systems, alleged insider trading, alleged accounting irregularities, and compliance with numerous regulatory requirements, such as best execution, Regulation NMS, Regulation SHO, and the market access rule.

Elizabeth has represented clients before the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, the Department of Justice, self-regulatory organizations, and state attorneys general. She also conducts internal investigations and counsels clients on regulatory and compliance matters. From 1999 to 2001, she served as a trial Attorney in the Torts Branch of the United States Department of Justice. In this role, she represented the White House and several federal agencies in the government’s litigation against the tobacco industry.

“Being a woman in my profession has been both an asset and far more unique than one might expect,” said Elizabeth, “given the relatively balanced split between women and men law school graduates.  One rewarding aspect of my job is mentoring talented younger women and encouraging them to see that all paths are open to them.”

Actively involved with the WilmerHale’s Hiring Committee and Women’s Leadership Initiative, Elizabeth helps to implement policies and develop programs (both formal and informal) designed to assist women attorneys with career development. This includes mentoring programs that seek to ensure that all firm attorneys receive the opportunities, advice, and encouragement needed to achieve their full potential.