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Elizabeth Holland

Partner and Head of US Life Sciences and IP Litigation

New York

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Elizabeth Holland

Partner and Head of US Life Sciences and IP Litigation

New York

Elizabeth is an intellectual property litigation partner and Head of the U.S. Life Sciences Practice and IP Litigation Practice. She is an experienced trial lawyer who focuses exclusively on patent infringement and related litigation in the life sciences space. With over 30 years of experience, Elizabeth has served as lead trial counsel in numerous patent infringement litigations, licensing disputes, arbitrations and IPR proceedings and has argued many Federal Circuit appeals. She has particular expertise in, Hatch-Waxman and BPCIA litigation, as well as disputes between innovator companies.

Elizabeth is consistently ranked among the top lawyers in her field by publications such as Chambers Global, Chambers USA, IAM 1000 – The World's Leading Patent Practitioners, The Legal 500 U.S., Managing Intellectual Property, LMG Life Sciences and Euromoney, which have noted her “assured handling of even the most complex pharmaceuticals patent cases” and have described her as “exactly what you want in a first-chair lawyer; she is very skilled in the courtroom, very adept at managing multiple important cases, and well-liked by judges.”

Elizabeth has also been noted as being “exceptional on her feet in court;” getting “excellent results;” and “understanding clients’ business goals and litigating with those in mind.” She has thrice been named “Hatch Waxman Litigator of the Year” by LMG Life Sciences and has been featured as a “Winning Litigator” by the National Law Journal.

Elizabeth has successfully represented companies such as Novartis, Takeda, Wyeth, Celltrion, Ceva Sante, Enzymotec, and Boston Scientific in patent litigation in district courts throughout the United States, at the International Trade Commission, in post-grant proceedings before the PTAB, and at the Federal Circuit. She has also coordinated worldwide patent litigation, and has particular experience with courts in the UK, Netherlands, France, Israel, India and Mexico. 

At her previous firms, Elizabeth served on the Executive, Management, and Partnership committees and chaired the Diversity, Equity + Inclusion Committee.

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Intellectual Property


Life Sciences


New York

1221 Avenue of the Americas
New York
NY 10020

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Admitted to the Bar of the State of New York, 1989

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), 2001

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

U.S. Supreme Court


JD, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, magna cum laude, 1988

BS (Chemical Engineering), The Cooper Union, 1985


Awards & accolades

Leading practitioner for Life Sciences in U.S.

Women in Business Law, Expert Guides, 2022

Patent Star, 2021-2022

Managing Intellectual Property IP Stars

Band 2

Chambers USA Life Sciences: IP/Patent Litigation - Nationwide, 2022