Lindsay Llewellyn joined Winston & Strawn in 2008 and is a litigation associate in the firm’s San Francisco office.
Ms. Llewellyn concentrates her practice on complex commercial litigation and has represented and counseled clients in a variety of substantive areas, including unfair competition, false advertising, shareholder derivative actions, trade secrets, consumer class actions, renewable energy, and insurance coverage disputes. Ms. Llewellyn has experience in all aspects of litigation before state, federal and bankruptcy courts, including case strategy and development, managing complex and electronic discovery, taking and defending depositions, drafting dispositive and discovery motions, representing clients at mediation, negotiating and documenting settlements, and drafting trial and appellate briefs. Ms. Llewellyn also served as second chair at a recent bench trial.
Some of Ms. Llewellyn’s representative matters include:
- Defended former officers and directors of a failed bank in a breach of fiduciary duty action involving claims of conflict of interest and executive mismanagement.
- Represented a major North American snack food company in nationwide and California consumer class actions involving alleged unfair competition and false advertising claims.
- Represented a liquidating trustee in federal district and bankruptcy court in a complex matter involving breach of fiduciary duty and securities claims against former officers and directors of a failed telecommunications company.
- Defended a former executive of a leading mortgage insurance company in a trade secret case involving unfair competition, breach of fiduciary duty, and breach of contract claims.
- Represented one of the nation’s largest renewable energy developers in a breach of contract dispute.
- Defended a leading North American software company against alleged copyright and trademark violations.
- Represented a major North American steel producer in an appeal involving an insurance coverage dispute.
In addition, Ms. Llewellyn has significant experience in trial consulting. Prior to joining Winston & Strawn, Mr. Llewellyn worked at a prominent trial consulting firm, where conducted numerous mock trials and focus groups, administered shadow juries, assisted with in-court jury selections, and drafted juror questionnaires and voir dire on behalf of her law firm clients.
Ms. Llewellyn is a member of the State Bar of California and the San Francisco Bar Association, and is committed to providing pro bono legal services to those in need. Her pro bono experience at Winston & Strawn includes representation of an internationally displaced individual seeking refuge in the United States due to political persecution; an individual plaintiff in a Federal Tort Claims Act action against the United States Postal Service; and an individual in divorce and child custody proceedings.
In 2006, Ms. Llewellyn served as a judicial extern for the Honorable Florence-Marie Cooper, United States District Court, Central District of California.
Ms. Llewellyn received a B.A., magna cum laude, in Political Science and Communication from the University of Southern California in 2004. She received her J.D., cum laude, in 2008 from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, where she was an editor of the Hastings International & Comparative Law Review. While at U.C. Hastings, Ms. Llewellyn also worked as a law clerk for the Alameda County District Attorney, where she prosecuted felony narcotics cases.
Speeches and Publications
Lindsay Peterson, “Shared Dilemmas: Justice for Rape Victims under International Law and Protection for Rape Victims Seeking Asylum,” 31 Hastings Int’l & Comp. L. Rev. 509 (2008).
Lindsay Peterson, “Sex Selection: Violence Against Women in an International Context,” 3 Am. Undergraduate J. of Pol. & Govt. 101 (2003).