ELIZABETH M. SAUNDERS

Retired Partner
Litigation

EXPERIENCE:

Elizabeth Saunders retired as a partner from Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati in July 2016. During her tenure, Elizabeth's practice focused on complex commercial litigation, merger litigation, corporate governance, intellectual property litigation, and intellectual property counseling.

Elizabeth has represented companies and private equity firms in litigation arising out of mergers and merger agreements and has counseled companies on issues related to corporate governance. She has represented dozens of technology companies in commercial disputes and defended several companies in securities class actions. She also has extensive experience representing technology and other companies in intellectual property litigation and counseling, including trade secret, copyright, and patent disputes.

Elizabeth previously was co-chair of the firm's Career Development Committee and a member of the Nominating Committee.

SELECT CLIENTS:
  • Acxiom
  • Borland Software
  • Chiaro Networks
  • Coherent
  • DIRECTV
  • Epeius Biotechnologies
  • Francisco Partners
  • Groupe Canal+
  • MicroAge
  • New York Stock Exchange
  • Oplink Communications
  • Quantum
  • Seagate Technology
  • Ventana Medical Systems
EDUCATION:
  • J.D., Notre Dame Law School
    Magna Cum Laude; Editor, Notre Dame Law Review
  • B.A., University of Notre Dame
    With Honors
SELECT PUBLICATIONS:
ADMISSIONS:
  • State Bar of California
  • Various U.S. District Courts
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit

Contact Information

One Market Plaza
Spear Tower, Suite 3300
San Francisco, CA 94105
Phone | 415-947-2120

Email | Elizabeth Saundersesaunders@wsgr.com


Areas of Expertise

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