Elizabeth (Betsy) Marks is a first-chair trial lawyer who represents clients in complex bankruptcy and restructuring litigation and other high-stakes commercial disputes.

Ms. Marks leverages extensive trial experience in both state and federal courts and a sophisticated understanding of global markets to help leading companies navigate:

  • Bankruptcy and restructuring litigation
  • Complex civil disputes
  • Class actions
  • Securities and corporate governance litigation
  • Internal investigations
  • Mergers and acquisitions litigation

A recognized leader at the firm, Ms. Marks serves on the firm’s EEO Review Board and Women Enriching Business (WEB) Committee.

Before law school, Ms. Marks worked as an investment banking analyst at Salomon Smith Barney in New York. 

Ms. Marks’ recent experience includes representing:


Restructuring / Insolvency;

  • AIG Financial Products in its chapter 11 restructuring, following a 15-year wind-down after the 2008 financial crash, as well as in an adversary proceeding over the treatment of debt related to pre-crash deferred compensation plans
  • Mallinckrodt in reorganizing under chapter 11, following numerous contested matters and hotly contested confirmation hearing, for which Am Law Litigation Daily named her Litigator of the Week 
  • Lumileds, an Apollo portfolio company, in its successful chapter 11 restructuring and in pre-filing independent investigations related to dividend payments to the sponsor and other intercompany transfers
  • MLCJR (Cox Oil) in its chapter 11, including in multiple success asset sales and an eventual conversion to chapter 7   


Consumer / Civil Litigation

  • American Airlines in obtaining multiple favorable outcomes in consumer class actions, and generally advise on contract and business disputes 
  • General Electric Capital Corporation in four high-profile lawsuits alleging civil conspiracy to commit fraud related to a multibillion-dollar Ponzi scheme
  • Global Crossing, a telecom company, in obtaining a favorable settlement following lengthy litigation and a bench trial alleging breach of contract
  • GameStop in obtaining dismissal of a complaint alleging deceptive advertising and unfair business practices 


Securities Litigation

  • Oatly in defending against securities claims related to its IPO and subsequent stock drop following production difficulties; favorable settlement pending
  • GoTo, a provider of SaaS and cloud-based remote work tools, in successfully obtaining dismissal of securities fraud claims 
  • A123, an electric vehicle battery manufacturer, in successfully obtained dismissal of multiple complaints alleging securities fraud claims



  • HCA, a major healthcare company, in obtaining a favorable settlement for following 10-day arbitration against a charitable foundation that challenged the company’s accounting
  • The seller of a medical device company in an escrow dispute arising from alleged breaches of representations and warranties under the False Claims Act
  • A major healthcare company in securing dismissal of an SEC investigation into potential violations of federal securities laws


Soft IP / Trade Secrets

  • Desktop Metal, a midsize 3D printing company, in a weeklong trial against a competitor involving patent infringement claims and trade secret misappropriation
  • Flir, a midsize technology company, in obtaining summary judgment on trade secrets claims
  • Lehman Brothers in securing a favorable settlement following a three-week trial regarding a multibillion-dollar lawsuit alleging misappropriation of trade secrets and breach of contract

Bar Qualification

  • Massachusetts
  • New York


  • JD, University of California, Los Angeles School of Law, 2006
    Executive Editor, UCLA Law Review
  • BA, Cornell University, 2001
    Phi Beta Kappa