Elizabeth C. Pritzker is a co-founding partner of Pritzker Levine LLP, where she represents consumers, shareholders and businesses harmed by corporate wrongdoing and unfair competition. Elizabeth practices exclusively in the areas of litigation, trial and client counseling. She has prosecuted cases against monopolists, price-fixing cartels, big tech, major manufacturers, pharmaceutical companies and the NCAA.
Elizabeth is frequently appointed by courts to lead major complex cases. Most recently, Elizabeth was appointed to serve as Co-Lead Counsel in the In Re EpiPen (Epinephrine Injection, USP) Marketing, Sales Practices and Antitrust Litigation, a nationwide RICO and multi-state antitrust class action alleging that Mylan NV and Pfizer, Inc., the seller and manufacturer of the life-saving EpiPen, respectively, engaged in an unlawful scheme to sharply increase the price of the device while at the same time stifling competition from others seeking to enter the market. Elizabeth also serves as Additional Class Counsel in In re NCAA Grant-in-Aid Cap Antitrust Litigation, in which a trial verdict on behalf of a nationwide class of college athletes challenging NCAA-imposed caps on athletic scholarships has recently been upheld by the Ninth Circuit.
Additionally, Elizabeth serves on the leadership team in the In re Packaged Seafood Products Antitrust Litigation, a certified class action on behalf of consumers harmed by price-fixing cartelists in the packaged tuna industry, and as Co-Lead Class Counsel in Corcoran v. CVS Pharmacy, Inc., a certified multi-state class action on behalf of insured consumers who were allegedly overcharged at CVS pharmacies for their generic prescription drugs.
Elizabeth’s past work includes her appointment as Plaintiffs’ Class Counsel in Il Fornaio (America) Corporation v. Lazzari Fuel Company, LLC, an antitrust class action alleging customer allocation and bid rigging among sellers of restaurant grade mesquite charcoal. She was appointed to the Direct Purchaser Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee in the In re Lithium Ion Rechargeable Batteries Antitrust Litigation, and Liaison Counsel in the In re TFT-LCD (Flat Panel) Antitrust Litigation.
Elizabeth is an experienced and successful trial attorney.. As a recent example, in addition to her work in the NCAA trial, she and law firm partner Jonathan Levine obtained a $9.2 million federal jury trial verdict for a German-based tech start-up in ITyX AG v. Kodak Alaris, Inc, No. 16-cv-10250-ADB (D. MA), that has been upheld by the First Circuit.
Elizabeth speaks French and is learning to speak German.
- University of San Francisco School of Law, J.D.
- McGill University, B.A
- United States Supreme Court
- United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
- United States District Courts for the Northern, Central, Southern and Eastern Districts of California, the District of Colorado, and the Eastern District of Michigan
- Daily Journal “Top Antitrust Lawyer in 2020”
- Northern California “Super Lawyer”
- Northern California “Top 100 Lawyers”
- Northern California “Top 50 Women Lawyers”
- Chair, Antitrust, UCL & Privacy Section of the California Lawyers Association
- Editor in Chief, Competition – Journal of the Antitrust UCL & Privacy Section of the California Lawyers Association
- Lawyer Representative, Ninth Circuit Conference Executive Committee
- Lawyer Representative, United States District Court for the Northern District of California
- Duke Law, Committee on Standards and Best Practices for Increasing Diversity in Mass Tort and Class Action Leadership
- Board of Governors of Consumer Attorneys of California
- Board Member, Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County
- Board Member, Bay Area Lawyers for Individual Freedom
- American Bar Association, Antitrust Law Section
- California Lawyers Association, Antitrust UCL & Privacy Section
- American Association for Justice
- Consumer Attorneys of California
- Alameda County Bar Association
- Bay Area Lawyers for Individual Freedom
- Speaker, Apple Meets Amex – Two-Sided Liability, American Bar Association, Antitrust Law Section (June 2020)
- Speaker, Matters That Involve Antitrust – Some You Expect, Some You Don’t, Annual Meeting of the California Lawyers Association (September 2019)
- Speaker, Third Annual Celebration of Women in Competition Law: Why Majority Women Trial Teams Make Sense, Antitrust UCL & Privacy Section of the California Lawyers Association (March 2019)
- Speaker, Advising Clients on Antitrust Issues, Annual Meeting of the California Lawyers Association (September 2018)
- Author, “Making the Intangible Concrete: Litigating Intangible Harms in a Post-Spokeo World,” Competition – The Journal of the Antitrust, UCL and Privacy Section of the State Bar of California, Vol. 26, No. 1 (Spring 2017)
- Speaker, “Antitrust 101,” Annual Convention of the State Bar of California (August 2017)
- Speaker, “Antitrust 101,” Annual Convention of the State Bar of California (September 2016)
- Speaker, “Multistate Indirect Purchaser Class Actions: Using Consumer Protection Statutes to Hurdle the Illinois Brick Wall,” American Bar Association, Antitrust Law Section (December 2015)
- Moderator, “Emerging Standards Under the FTAIA,” Antitrust, UCL and Privacy Section of the State Bar of California (February 2015)
- Speaker, “The Lightbulb Conspiracy: Environmental Impacts of Planned Obsolescence,” Environmental Youth Forum 2015 (February 2015)
- Lecturer, “Post-Brinker Employment Class Action Seminar,” 46th Annual Consumer Attorneys of California Convention (November 2012)
- Presenter, “Class Actions under Dukes,” Cambridge International Forums: Plaintiffs Class Action Forum (April 2012)
- Lecturer, Summary Judgment Seminar, San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association (February 2012)
- Moderator, Judicial Perspectives on Class Actions, Consumer Attorneys of California (March 2012)