Elizabeth Noonan-Pomada joined Ropes & Gray as an associate in the litigation department in 2017. Before joining the firm, Elizabeth was a summer associate in the Chicago office.
Elizabeth is an associate in the firm’s Litigation and Enforcement group. She focuses her practice on white collar criminal defense, governmental and internal investigations, and related civil litigation. Her experience includes representing companies in matters involving the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, government enforcement actions, internal investigations, compliance matters, and complex commercial litigation.
- Representing a public company in an SEC accounting investigation.
- Conducting investigation in India for a medical device company into alleged fraud and corruption.
- Representing a medical device company pursuant to its global anti-corruption resolution with the SEC, and its ongoing independent compliance consultant oversight through 2020.
- Conducting investigations in Brazil, India, and Mexico for a leading global life sciences company into alleged fraud and corruption.
- Assisting with a global post-merger anti-corruption risk assessment for a publicly-traded multinational pharmaceutical company following a material acquisition of another multinational.
- Counseling a publicly-traded international food and beverage company on development of an ethics and compliance program and advising the company on anti-corruption third-party due diligence around the world.
- Representing several mutual fund investment advisers against claims of excessive fees under Section 36(b) of the Investment Company Act of 1940.
- Part of trial team that represented plaintiffs in a class action lawsuit against a state-run juvenile treatment facility, alleging violations of the Eighth and Fourteen Amendments arising out of excessive and punitive use of solitary confinement and fixed mechanical restraints. Ropes & Gray, along with co-counsel Children’s Rights and Disability Rights Iowa, litigated the case through a two-week trial, securing sweeping injunctive relief under the Fourteenth Amendment and the appointment of a monitor. Team was awarded firm-wide 2020 Pro Bono Team Award.
- Obtained asylum for Tajik woman persecuted on account of her non-conformity with prevailing social, political, and religious norms and who feared future persecution on account of her sexual orientation.
- Co-author, “Brazil, Bribes, and Banks: Brazilian Investment Company Pays $265M Fine in FCPA SEC and DOJ Enforcement Action Evidencing Ongoing Corruption Risks in Equity Financing in Brazil,” Ropes & Gray Alert (October 16, 2020)
- JD, summa cum laude; Order of the coif, Washington University in St. Louis Law School, 2017
- BA (Government and Gender Studies), magna cum laude, Franklin & Marshall College, 2014; Phi Beta Kappa
Admissions / Qualifications
- Illinois, 2017