As a member of the Litigation department, Elizabeth Solander has argued before the District of Columbia Court of Appeals and the District of Columbia Superior Court, and has represented clients in hearings and depositions. She is experienced in developing litigation strategy, drafting motions and briefs, working with fact and expert witnesses, and conducting discovery. Elizabeth has represented clients in complex multidistrict litigations and class actions, including litigation involving corporate mergers and acquisitions.
As part of her arbitration practice, Elizabeth has represented private and government clients, including the Government of Canada in its entirely successful defense of two arbitrations against the United States under the Softwood Lumber Agreement of 2006.
In addition to her legal work, Elizabeth serves as the summer associate assignment coordinator for the Washington, D.C. office.
Leadership Advisory Committee Member, National Women's Law Center
Member, American Bar Association
Member, District of Columbia Bar Association
Recognized in Washington DC Super Lawyers as a Rising Star, 2014 – 2016
Capital Pro Bono High Honor Roll, sponsored by the District of Columbia Court of Appeals and the Superior Court of the District of Columbia, 2011 – 2015
Highlighted Publications and Lectures
Co-author, “A Look at SEC’s Rules of Practice, A Year After Amendments,” Law360, September 26, 2017
“Enforcement Practice 2017 – Comprehensive Analysis of SEC’s Enforcement Manual (Part I),” Regulatory Compliance Association’s Regulation, Operations & Compliance Symposium, Fairmont Southampton, Bermuda, April 27, 2017
Contributor, Consumer Protection Law Developments, Second Edition, ABA Antitrust Section, April 2016
United States Supreme Court
United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
United States District Court for the District of Columbia
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
Supreme Court of Virginia
Representation of a European investor in arbitration proceedings against a Latin American state under the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes Convention
Representation of the Government of Canada in international arbitrations arising out of the 2006 Softwood Lumber Agreement
Representation of corporate clients in shareholder litigation in multiple jurisdictions
Representation of a major pharmaceutical company in multidefendant actions in federal and state courts, including multiple state attorney-general actions, challenging industry pricing practices
Representation of a major pharmaceutical company in personal injury and economic injury litigation
Representation of a felony criminal defendant on a pro bono basis on appeal and in post-conviction proceedings