Elizabeth (Betsy) Marks is counsel in the Boston office of Latham & Watkins and a member of its Litigation & Trial Department.

Ms. Marks’ practice is focused primarily on securities and corporate governance litigation, mergers and acquisitions litigation, and complex civil disputes. She regularly practices in both state and federal courts, and has argued before the Delaware Superior Court.

Ms. Marks serves on the firm's EEO Review Board.

Ms. Marks began her legal career in the Los Angeles office of Latham. She graduated from UCLA School of Law in 2006, where she was executive editor of the UCLA Law Review. Prior to law school, Ms. Marks worked as an investment banking analyst at Salomon Smith Barney in New York. She received her undergraduate degree from Cornell University in 2001, where she graduated Phi Beta Kappa.

Ms. Marks’ recent representations include the following:

  • Represented HCA, Inc., the largest for-profit hospital chain in the US, in an adversary proceeding related to the largest transfer of non-profit hospital assets to a for-profit entity in US history
  • Represented medical device company in post-merger dispute regarding alleged breaches of representations and warranties arising from anti-kickback claims
  • Won dismissal of securities fraud claims against manufacturer of electric vehicle batteries following disclosure of high profile product defect and costly product replacement campaign
  • Obtained very favorable settlement for large manufacturing client in a breach of contract and fraud litigation arising out of a US$68 million stock purchase agreement
  • Represented major US telecommunications company in adversary proceeding regarding contract to provide international mobile cellular service
  • Represented big four accounting firm in a US$2 billion securities fraud class action lawsuit challenging the accounting for certain telecommunications assets
  • Successfully obtained dismissal of an investigation of a major healthcare company by the Securities and Exchange Commission for potential federal securities law violations

Bar Qualification

  • Massachusetts
  • New York


  • JD, University of California, Los Angeles School of Law, 2006
  • BA, Cornell University, 2001