Washington, D.C. (former Buckley) Office
Elizabeth Olien is a complex commercial and civil litigator with a business background in management and technology consulting.
Elizabeth represents businesses of all sizes, including financial, health care and educational institutions, as well as individuals, in a variety of business disputes, appeals, and government and internal investigations. Her experience includes resolving contractual issues, matters involving officers and directors of corporate and nonprofit boards, disputes between business partners and disputes between employers and employees. She has experience representing clients across the litigation life cycle, from assessing potential matters through discovery, including managing large-scale e-discovery efforts, taking and defending depositions and working with experts and consultants, to trial and appeal. She has argued before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit and the First Circuit, as well as in state and federal trial courts. She was one of the first attorneys to argue remotely before the Massachusetts Appeals Court in May 2020. She also maintains an active pro bono practice.
During law school, Elizabeth was selected to participate in the Boston College Law Massachusetts Attorney General Clinic, serving in the Administrative Law Division. After law school, she briefly returned to assist the Consumer Protection Division with an investigation into allegations of false and misleading statements by a rating agency regarding mortgage-backed securities.
Before law school, Elizabeth was a consultant in the federal services group of a global consulting firm where she designed and implemented business processes to support e-commerce functions and other enterprise information systems. She also worked with the firm’s foundation to develop its first corporate citizenship initiative focused on providing pro bono consulting services.
Prior to working at Orrick, Elizabeth was an associate at Buckley LLP in Washington. Before that, she was an associate at a boutique litigation firm in Boston.