Elizabeth W. Pittman
Elizabeth Pittman is an associate in the litigation section of Jackson Walker and represents clients at trial and appellate stages in both federal and state court. She has represented clients in a wide range of complex and sensitive matters including antitrust, government contractor defense, breach of contract, and business torts. Elizabeth plays an active role in all phases of litigation and has taken over 20 depositions, coordinated large discovery and internal investigation reviews, and has briefed novel issues to the Texas Supreme Court and various federal courts.
Prior to joining Jackson Walker, Elizabeth served as an antitrust research assistant to Dean C. Paul Rogers III, during which she researched, edited, and drafted several portions of C. Paul Rogers III, Stephen Calkins, Mark R. Patterson & William R. Andersen, Antitrust Law: Policy and Practice (5th ed. 2020). Elizabeth also served as Editor-in-Chief of the SMU International Law Review Association and a judicial extern to the Hon. Jane J. Boyle of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas.
When she is not assisting clients, Elizabeth devoutly follows SEC sports, enjoys participating in any athletic event, and studies wine (currently a WSET Level 2 Sommelier student).
B.S.B.A., summa cum laude, University of Arkansas
- Razorback Classic
- Most Outstanding Economics Graduate of 2016, selected by faculty
J.D., magna cum laude, SMU Dedman School of Law
- Order of the Coif
- Editor-in-Chief, The International Lawyer, SMU Law School International Law Review Association
- DACOR Bacon House Foundation Fellowship Recipient
- Lord Chief Baron of the Barristers
United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
United States District Court for the Northern and Eastern Districts of Texas
- Successfully obtained dismissal of a proposed nationwide class action in the Southern District of Texas on behalf of a large online ticket business after three rounds of briefing and oral arguments. The claims arose from COVID-related cancellations of concerts and other events across the country.
- Represents an aviation fueling services provider in a personal injury suit filed in a Harris County district court. Requested mandamus from the Supreme Court of Texas to hold an in-person jury trial.
- Jackson Walker All-1L Moot Court Competition, Best Brief for Class of 2019 and Best Oral Advocate
- Author, Note, “Your Bank May Be an International Terrorist: The Inconsistent Application of Tort Law Principles to Financial Services Under the Anti-Terrorism Act,” 51 INT’L LAW 411 (2018)
- Genesis Young Leaders, Genesis Women’s Shelter and Support
- Slipper Club of Dallas, Member
June 10, 2021Mentions
Jackson Walker Client Asks Texas Supreme Court to Grant Request for In-Person Jury Trial in Personal Injury Suit
In a petition for writ of mandamus filed on June 8, 2021, Allied Aviation Fueling Company of Houston Inc. requested the Texas Supreme Court order an in-person jury trial after Harris County District Judge Dedra Davis set the case for a remote jury trial over Zoom for June 9. The Texas Supreme Court granted Allied Aviation’s motion for stay of the remote trial while the petition for writ of mandamus is under consideration.
June 1, 2020Insights
Justice Department Condemns Agreements Among Competing Medical Providers That Limit Treatment Options
The Department of Justice recently sent a stark message to medical providers (and other businesses) that agreements to allocate services, employees, and customers among competing providers will be prosecuted under criminal antitrust laws.
March 31, 2020Insights
As part of an effort to enable procompetitive collaboration to address the pandemic, the Agencies seek to respond to all COVID-19 related requests “expeditiously,” and specifically aim to resolve all requests addressing public health and safety within seven calendar days of receiving all necessary information.