Elizabeth S.P. Douglas
Elizabeth Douglas advises clients in commercial litigation, internal investigations, and criminal prosecutions. Elizabeth has experience drafting motions and appellate briefs in both state and federal court, writing internal-investigation reports, and conducting fact development. She also maintains a wide-ranging pro bono practice, which includes representing civil-rights litigants and criminal defendants at the trial and appellate levels.
Elizabeth is involved in the Ropes & Gray Women’s Forum, co-leading one of its mentoring circles. Prior to joining the firm’s litigation department, Elizabeth clerked for the Honorable Karen Nelson Moore of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. During law school, Elizabeth served as an Executive Editor of the Virginia Law Review and interned at the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Western District of Virginia, where she first-chaired four misdemeanor bench trials.
- Represents an individual defendant against a federal criminal indictment alleging mail and honest services fraud.
- Advises a national retail chain in a class-action lawsuit alleging violations of federal data privacy law.
- Represents residents of Lowell, Massachusetts in a lawsuit alleging that the city’s municipal election system violates the federal Voting Rights Act.
- Filed an amicus brief in the Second Circuit on behalf of a health insurance company regarding the Affordable Care Act’s federal risk adjustment program.
- JD, University of Virginia School of Law, 2017; Order of the Coif; Executive Editor, Virginia Law Review
- BA (History), magna cum laude, Haverford College, 2013; Phi Beta Kappa