Elisabeth S. Theodore

Elisabeth S. Theodore

Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP, Partner

Washington, District of Columbia

Elisabeth Theodore focuses on appellate and complex civil litigation in state and federal courts. She has argued in the US Supreme Court and many federal and state courts of appeals, and she has briefed cases in the Supreme Court and federal appellate courts on a host of issues ranging from voting rights to antitrust liability to preemption to novel matters of state and federal constitutional interpretation. She has obtained appellate reversals of multiple multi-million-dollar adverse trial verdicts. Ms. Theodore has also played a leading role in many of the most significant voting rights cases of the last several years, including successfully challenging the addition of a citizenship question to the Decennial Census and successfully challenging North Carolina and Pennsylvania’s congressional districting as unconstitutional partisan gerrymanders under state law. Elisabeth has been named a "Rising Star" by Law360 and the National Law Journal. Ms. Theodore was a law clerk to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg of the United States Supreme Court and Judge Merrick B. Garland of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. Before joining the firm, Ms. Theodore served as special counsel to the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, where she focused on national security and cyber matters. She is a magna cum laude graduate of Harvard Law School, where she served as the articles, book reviews, and commentaries chair of the Harvard Law Review.

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