As a young adolescent growing up in suburbia, Elizabeth’s aspiration was to become a Soul Train dancer. She still tries out her funky “moves” whenever she gets a chance. The goal of this year’s Judiciary Committee is to build a strong and enduring program to identify and support qualified LGBT candidates seeking appointment to the state and federal judiciary, and continue its important work of vetting judicial candidates that seek BALIF’s endorsement for elected or appointed judicial positions.
Judiciary Committee Co-Chair
Elizabeth Pritzker is the owner and founding partner of PRITZKER | LAW with broad experience prosecuting antitrust, consumer, product liability, and securities class actions.
Ms. Pritzker’s litigation experience extends to an array of practice areas, including new and emerging technologies, antitrust law, securities fraud, qui tam or False Claim Act lawsuits, wrongful death or serious personal injury from dangerous conditions, products or devices, and First Amendment-related issues. She also represents consumers who have been victimized by timeshare companies, often through the imposition of unreasonable restrictions, unfair changes to timeshare rules, and unauthorized charges and fees.
Ms. Pritzker co-founded the First Amendment Project, a nonprofit, public interest law firm devoted exclusively to First Amendment-related litigation. Over her seven-year tenure as the Project's Executive Director and Chief Staff Attorney, she successfully litigated matters involving defamation law, copyright and trademark enforcement, licensing, privacy law, Internet law, and enforcement of state and federal right-to-know laws. In 2000, she was honored by the Society of Professional Journalists with the prestigious James Madison Freedom of Information Award for her legal work on behalf of journalists and media.
Ms. Pritzker is a frequent speaker on civil litigation matters, including discovery, pre-trial and class action procedures, for the Continuing Education of the Bar, the State Bar of California, and other professional attorney groups. She was selected for inclusion in Northern California Super Lawyers in 2011, 2012 and 2013.