Elizabeth W. Pittman
Elizabeth Pittman is an attorney in the litigation section of Jackson Walker’s Dallas office. Elizabeth was a Summer Associate with the Firm in 2017 and 2018, when she worked in both the corporate and litigation departments to assist in the creation and termination of various entities and compliance with SEC guidelines. Elizabeth also gained experience in handling antitrust litigation matters, as well as conducted research and drafted memoranda on the enforceability of non-compete covenants.
Prior to joining Jackson Walker, Elizabeth was a student attorney with SMU Dedman School of Law’s Innocence Clinic, where she evaluated innocence claims of individuals convicted of felonies in Dallas County to assess feasibility of appeals based on actual innocence. She also served as a judicial extern to the Hon. Jane J. Boyle of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas, a role in which she created bench memoranda for multiple cases of first impression in the district and the Fifth Circuit, analyzed case briefs to assist in preparing the judge for hearings, trials, and other proceedings, and prepared judicial orders and opinions after analyzing briefs, observing the proceedings, and discussing the case with the judge and other clerks.
While in law school, Elizabeth served as a research assistant to Dean C. Paul Rogers III, conducting legal research regarding recent antitrust litigation, such as the AmEx and E-books cases, and drafting new material and edited portions of C. Paul Rogers III, Stephen Calkins, Mark R. Patterson & William R. Andersen, Antitrust Law: Policy and Practice (5th ed. pending). Elizabeth also served as Editor-in-Chief of The International Lawyer, overseeing the entire editorial process of three issues and the annual Year In Review edition.
B.S.B.A., summa cum laude, University of Arkansas
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
- 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.
- 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 Women’s Shelter and Support, Pro-bono intern
- Slipper Club of Dallas, Member