California Governor Brown Appoints Elizabeth Peterson to Santa Clara County Judgeship

On December 23, 2016, California Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the appointment of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati partner Elizabeth Peterson to a judgeship in the Santa Clara County Superior Court.

Elizabeth's practice focuses on securities litigation, government and internal investigations, and white collar criminal defense. An accomplished trial lawyer, she has extensive experience bringing complicated and high-stakes cases to trial, representing both companies and their officers and directors in a broad range of critical matters. She has been a partner at WSGR since 2008.

Previously, Elizabeth served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of Minnesota, where she investigated and prosecuted more than 100 criminal cases, ranging from narcotics offenses to complex economic crimes. She began her career at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP in Washington, D.C., where she specialized in white collar defense, internal corporate investigations, and complex civil litigation.

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