Elizabeth Bradshaw is a litigation partner in Winston & Strawn’s Chicago office. Ms. Bradshaw focuses her practice in commodities-related investigations, litigation and enforcement proceedings, as well as antitrust, intellectual property, and commercial business disputes.
Ms. Bradshaw represents clients in the energy, manufacturing, technology, banking, and finance sectors. Her significant representations include:
- Represented energy and trading companies in numerous investigations by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission and Federal Trade Commission;
- Represented a trading company in litigation brought by the CFTC, as well as related class actions;
- Participated in white-collar internal investigations involving employees and facilities in the United States, Europe, and Asia;
- Represented a global manufacturing company in a grand jury investigation conducted by the Antitrust Division of the United States Department of Justice into alleged price-fixing;
- Represented current and former senior managers of a global petrochemical company in multiple grand jury investigations conducted by the Antitrust Division of the United States Department of Justice into alleged worldwide price-fixing;
- Obtained a Rule 50 judgment as a matter of law after a ten-days jury trial in a trade secrets case on behalf of an aerospace manufacturer;
- Obtained a defense judgment after a nine days of trial in a retaliatory discharge case on behalf of an ink manufacturer;
- Obtained the dismissal of two class actions alleging conspiracy to rig a wholesale electric power auction on behalf of an energy investment company;
- Successfully argued the defense of appeal to the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals on behalf of an aerospace manufacturer;
- Successfully argued the defense of appeal to the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals on behalf of a defense contractor;
- Obtained summary judgment for a defense contractor in an action by the seller of a business for a fraud and breach of asset purchase agreement; and
- Represented manufacturers in numerous patent infringement lawsuits.
Ms. Bradshaw was recognized by the National Diversity Council as one of the “Most Powerful and Influential Women in Illinois” (March 2010).
Honors and Awards
Ms. Bradshaw is a member of the National Association of Women Lawyers and the Chicago Bar Association, where she served as chair of the Antitrust Law Committee from 2008-2009.
Ms. Bradshaw received a B.A., cum laude, from College of the Holy Cross in 1988, and she received her J.D. from University of Chicago Law School in 1994.