Elizabeth A. Parvis is an associate in the New York office of Latham & Watkins, and is a member of the firm’s Litigation and Trial Department. 

Ms. Parvis specializes in high-stakes complex commercial disputes and securities litigation matters, and has diverse experience representing institutional and individual clients, including public and private companies, financial institutions, large corporations, and professional services firms in both state and federal courts across the country.  Drawing on her significant stand-up experience and written advocacy skills, Ms. Parvis guides clients throughout all phases of litigation, regularly delivering winning outcomes and business-focused results. 

Complementing this work, Ms. Parvis maintains a robust pro bono practice, and recently helped a prominent military veteran and disaster-relief organization secure a preliminary injunction enjoining its affiliate from utilizing its trademark. After oral argument, the injunction was upheld unanimously by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. 

Additionally, Ms. Parvis was a member of a cross-office Latham team that, together with the New York Civil Liberties Union, brought a Voting Rights Act lawsuit against a school district on behalf of the Spring Valley NAACP and black and Latinx voters. Ms. Parvis was a recipient of the Latham Pro Bono Committee’s Pro Bono Star Award in 2018 and 2020 in connection with this work.

Active in firm leadership, Ms. Parvis served a two-year term on the firm’s Recruiting Committee, is a member of the Women Lawyers Group and Parents Lawyer Group, and helps facilitate the firm’s Deposition Training Program.

Ms. Parvis has been named a NY Metro Rising Star by Super Lawyers annually since 2020.  

While attending Columbia Law School, where she was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, Ms. Parvis served as executive articles editor of Columbia Human Rights Law Review and interned for Judge Sandra L. Townes in the US District Court for the Eastern District of New York.  

Ms. Parvis’ recent experience includes representation of:

  • A leading pop culture lifestyle brand in multiple ongoing individual and class action securities and derivative suits in both state and federal court
  • A major global auto manufacturer in a complex class action litigation alleging RICO and consumer fraud claims stemming from the alleged  maintenance of undisclosed emissions “defeat devices” 
  • A global media and marketing communications company in an Employee Retirement Income Security Act class action alleging that a retirement plan offered imprudent investment options
  • A major investment firm and ad hoc committee of bondholders in connection with a federal securities class action regarding a tender and exchange offer and resulting debt crisis negotiations 
  • A NYSE-listed pharmaceutical company in connection with complex arbitrations related to disputes arising under certain development and intellectual property licensing agreements
  • CoStar Group, an international commercial real estate data firm, in connection with unfair competition, copyright infringement, and Digital Millenium Copyright Act claims against a rival competitor

Bar Qualification

  • New York


  • JD, Columbia University School of Law, 2016
    Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar
  • BA, English/Psychology, Baruch College, 2012
    Dean's List, Phi Theta Kappa