Elizabeth Bower

Partner

Washington
Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
1875 K Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20006-1238
T 202 303 1252
F 202 303 2252
ebowerwillkie.com

Elizabeth J. Bower is a partner in the Litigation Department of Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP in Washington, D.C.  Liz specializes in defense of companies involved in multiparty, multiforum, complex, commercial litigation.  Liz’s ability to spot and simplify the important issues has enabled her to successfully represent clients in a variety of industries and types of cases, including civil securities actions, adversary proceedings in bankruptcies, professional liability actions, and various kinds of contract and business disputes, as well as significant corporate internal investigations. 

Liz is the Chair of Willkie DC’s Professional Personnel Committee and the DC Hiring Partner.  Liz also serves as an Assigning Partner for junior litigation associates and is a member of the Firm’s Conflicts and Ethics Committee. 

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Highlights

Elizabeth J. Bower is a partner in the Litigation Department of Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP in Washington, D.C.  Liz specializes in defense of companies involved in multiparty, multiforum, complex, commercial litigation.  Liz’s ability to spot and simplify the important issues has enabled her to successfully represent clients in a variety of industries and types of cases, including civil securities actions, adversary proceedings in bankruptcies, professional liability actions, and various kinds of contract and business disputes, as well as significant corporate internal investigations. 

Selected Significant Matters

  • In re Facebook, Inc. IPO Securities & Derivative Litig. (S.D.N.Y.): Representing Facebook, Inc. and its officers and directors in over 40 securities and derivative lawsuits filed in connection with Facebook’s May 18, 2012 initial public offering.
  • In re Insurance Brokerage Antitrust Litigation: Counsel in federal multidistrict litigation arising out of government investigations of insurance industry.
  • In re LandAmerica Financial Group: Counsel to debtors in large, complex chapter 11 cases, including more than 100 adversary proceedings.
  • Nationwide policyholder litigation:  Counsel in cases brought throughout the United States alleging violations of federal and state law by insurance companies and brokers.
  • Counsel to major accounting firm in civil litigations and arbitrations brought by investors in alleged tax shelters. 

Prior Experience

Immediately after law school, Liz served as a law clerk for United States District Court Judge Richard L. Voorhees in the Western District of North Carolina.

Selected Professional and Business Activities

Liz serves on the Board of Directors for the Carolina Law Alumni Association and is a member of the Association’s Advancement Committee. 

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