Partner, Willkie Farr & Gallagher
Elizabeth P. Gray is a partner in the Litigation Department and Co-Chair of the Securities Enforcement Practice Group. Elizabeth represents investment advisers, investment companies and their boards, accounting firms, broker-dealers, self-regulatory organizations, public companies and senior executives facing examination, investigation and litigation by financial regulators. She counsels clients on cybersecurity regulation and breach response, and conducts investigations on behalf of audit committees and other committees of the board.
In ranking Elizabeth among the leaders in Securities and Financial Services Enforcement, Chambers USA highlighted that she is “the much needed type of attorney who doesn’t just identify problems but works to solve them,” commending her “practical approach to client representation and to adversarial negotiations with the government.” Elizabeth is recognized nationally among the leading individuals practicing in the area of Securities Regulation: Enforcement in Chambers USA (2010-2020); Financial Services Regulation: Broker Dealer (Enforcement) in Chambers USA (2014-2020); Securities Litigation and Securities Regulation in The Best Lawyers in America (2010-2021); and Securities Litigation in Super Lawyers (2018-2020).
Elizabeth has been named to Securities Docket’s “Enforcement 40” for 2020, recognizing “the best and brightest securities defense lawyers” in the industry. Previously, she was named by Law360 in 2016 among the 25 Most Influential Women in Securities Law, an elite list including current and former senior regulators and private practitioners who have achieved impressive success in securities litigation and enforcement. Additionally, she received the Women of Influence Award in Securities/Capital Markets Law in 2017 by Best Lawyers and the Coalition of Women’s Initiatives in Law. From 2017- 2019, Elizabeth served as a member of Law360’s Securities Editorial Advisory Board.