Elyssa Westby is an associate in the asset management group of Ropes & Gray, representing private funds, hedge funds and investment advisers in regulatory, transactional and compliance matters, including the law and regulation of commodity interests. She provides guidance in the formation and operation of a broad range of investment products designed for institutional and high net worth investors, including in the real estate, credit and private equity sectors.
Prior to joining Ropes & Gray in 2019, Elyssa was the managing editor for the Northwestern Journal of Technology & Intellectual Property. She also served as the elected secretary on the executive board of the Student Bar Association for the 2017-2018 academic year. Prior to law school, Elyssa worked in the fine art and estate auction industry.
- Featured, “A Henry Darger Dispute: Who Inherits the Rights to a Loner’s Genius?” The New York Times (February 7, 2022)
- JD, cum laude, Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law, 2019; Recipient, Northwestern Pritzker Entrepreneurship Award (2018)
- BA, magna cum laude, University of California, Santa Cruz, 2013; Highest Honors in the Major
Admissions / Qualifications
- Illinois, 2019