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Elizabeth  Prewitt

Elizabeth Prewitt

Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP

New York, NY, USA

Elizabeth Prewitt’s practice focuses on international cartel and criminal matters, government and internal investigations, and complex litigation.  She is a co-chair of Hughes Hubbard’s antitrust practice and a member of its Executive Committee.

Elizabeth defends companies, financial institutions, and individuals in enforcement actions, prosecutions, and investigations initiated by federal and state agencies and departments, including the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Department of Justice (DOJ), United States Attorneys and grand juries, Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), and State Attorneys General. She has handled cross-border matters involving overseas regulators and enforcers such as the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), Serious Fraud Office (SFO), Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), and the European Commission (DGCOMP).

For 16 years, she was a trial lawyer for the DOJ's Antitrust Division and served as an Assistant Chief from 2012-2014.  She led the Division’s investigations into rigging of Libor and Forex rates until her appointment as Visiting International Enforcer to the European Commission.  She is a first-chair trial counsel, and two-time recipient of the Attorney General’s Distinguished Service Award and the Assistant Attorney General’s Award.

She received her J.D., cum laude and Order of the Coif, from Loyola Law School, where she contributed to the Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review. She earned a B.A. in History, with Honors, at Brown University.


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