Liz McLean


Elizabeth McLean
Liz McLean is an associate in Weil’s Complex Commercial Litigation and Intellectual Property & Media practices. Liz’s practice encompasses a broad range of complex litigation, including false advertising matters, intellectual property disputes, appellate litigation, antitrust disputes, and bankruptcy litigation.

Liz has experience at various phases of litigation and dispute resolution, including drafting complaints and key motions, preparing for depositions, overseeing discovery and document review, and preparing for hearings and trial proceedings. Her notable recent experience includes serving on Weil teams representing:

  • CareDx in winning a $45M trial verdict following five days of trial in a Lanham Act false advertising suit brought in Delaware federal court against a competitor, Natera, alleging that that Natera intentionally and willfully engaged in false advertising in the promotion of its kidney transplant rejection assessment test.
  • Facebook and its subsidiaries in connection with complex and cutting-edge copyright, trademark, and other intellectual property issues;
  • Sanofi in Federal Circuit and Supreme Court appeals relating to insulin formulations and insulin delivery devices;
  • Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. and Samsung Electronics America, Inc. in federal court litigation involving direct and contributory trademark infringement and counterfeiting, unfair competition, and dilution claims;
  • North American Concert Promoters Association in a rate court proceeding to determine live performance royalty rates; and
  • Biotechnology companies involved in false advertising litigations.

Liz maintains an active pro bono practice, including regularly working on various immigration and asylum matters where she partners with organizations such as the International Refugee Assistance Project, the Legal Aid Society, and Immigration Equality. She recently helped secure a favorable verdict for an asylum seeker at a hearing in U.S. Immigration Court.

Liz received her J.D. from New York University School of Law, where she was a Notes Editor of the NYU Journal of Legislation & Public Policy. During law school, she served as a Judicial Intern to the Honorable James C. Francis at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, and as a legal intern at the Legal Aid Society and the Office of the Appellate Defender. Prior to law school, Liz received her B.A. from Vassar College.

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