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. Recently, she was appointed to serve as Interim Class Counsel in the In Re Google RTB Consumer Privacy Litigation, a class action on behalf of U.S. Google account holders whose personal information is shared and sold by Google to thousands of companies through Google’s Real-Time Bidding (“RTB”) system. Elizabeth also was appointed to serve as Liaison Counsel for the Consumer Class in the In re Google Play Store Antitrust Litigation, an antitrust action accusing Google of unlawfully limiting competition by forcing Android users to use the Google Play app store and levying a supra-competitive fee on app store purchases.
As the partner leading up the firm’s antitrust practice, Elizabeth has held lead positions in several complex antitrust class actions. These include her appointment to serve as Co-Lead Counsel in the In Re EpiPen (Epinephrine Injection, USP) Marketing, Sales Practices and Antitrust Litigation, a nationwide multi-state antitrust class action alleging that Mylan NV and Pfizer, Inc., the seller and manufacturer of the life-saving EpiPen, engaged in an unlawful scheme to sharply increase the price of the device; and her service 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 was upheld by both the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court.
In other antitrust matters, Elizabeth was appointed to serve as Class Counsel in Il Fornaio (America) Corporation v. Lazzari Fuel Company, LLC; as Co-Lead Class Counsel in Al’s Discount Plumbing, LLC et al., v. Viega, LLC; as Liaison Counsel in the In re TFT-LCD (Flat Panel) Antitrust Litigation; and on the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee in the In re Lithium Ion Rechargeable Batteries Antitrust Litigation.
Currently, Elizabeth serves on the leadership and trial team the In re Packaged Seafood Products Antitrust Litigation, a certified antitrust class action on behalf of consumers harmed by price-fixing cartelists in the packaged tuna industry. She also serves on the Plaintiffs’ Executive Committee in the In Re Aqueous Film-Forming Foams Products Liability Litigation, a national multi-district litigation focused on environmental and water contamination stemming from PFAS chemicals in Class B foams, and personal injury cases involving exposure to PFAS chemicals in Class B firefighting foams and firefighter protective clothing.
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
- “Antitrust Lawyer of the Year” California Lawyers Association Antitrust and Unfair Competition Law Section (November 2022)
- Private Enforcement Award, Private Law Practice Category, American Antitrust Institute (AAI) (November 2022; November 2015)
- Daily Journal “Top Antitrust Lawyer in 2020”
- Northern California “Super Lawyer”
- Northern California “Top 100 Lawyers”
- Northern California “Top 50 Women Lawyers”
- Fellow, International Academy of Trial 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 Court of Appeals 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
- International Academy of Trial Lawyers
- 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
- Panelist, A Conversation with California Supreme Court Justice Martin J. Jenkins, Golden State Institute, Antitrust and Unfair Competition Law Section of the California Lawyers Association (November 2021)
- 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)