Elizabeth A. "Liz" Ritvo

Elizabeth A. "Liz" Ritvo


Brown Rudnick LLP

Recognized since 2009

Boston, Massachusetts

Practice Areas

First Amendment Law

Litigation - First Amendment

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2022 - First Amendment Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2020 - First Amendment Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2017 - First Amendment Law
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Elizabeth Ritvo has more than 30 years of broad experience in complex commercial litigation and has also counseled and represented newspapers, television stations, publishers and other media in libel, invasion of privacy, access, prior restraint, First Amendment and copyright matters before state and federal trial and appellate courts. Liz has also served as an arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association for business and construction disputes.

Liz has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America in the area of First Amendment Law, and was named one of 2013's Top Women of Law by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly.

Location

  • One Financial Center
    Boston, MA 02111

Education

  • University of Virginia , J.D., graduated 1976
  • Yale University , BA, graduated 1973

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • The District of Columbia Bar

Affiliations

  • American Bar Association Forum on Communications Law: - Co-chair, Member (1998 – present); Diversity Moot Court Competition Committee Member (2009 – present)
  • Boston Bar Foundation Grants Committee - Co-chair (2011 – present); Member, (1999 – present)
  • Media Law Resource Center - Member (2002 – present); Member, Model Shield Law Committee, (2006 – Present); Member, Media Copyright and Trademark Committee (2013 – present)
  • New England Center for Investigative Reporting - Advisory Board Member (2012 – present)
  • New England First Amendment Coalition - Board Member (2011 – present)

Brown Rudnick LLP
Headquarters: Boston, Massachusetts

46 The Best Lawyers in America® awards

16 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America awards

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Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2022 - First Amendment Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2020 - First Amendment Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2017 - First Amendment Law

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • First Amendment Law, Boston (2022)
  • First Amendment Law, Boston (2020)
  • First Amendment Law, Boston (2017)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2023 for work in:

  • Litigation - First Amendment
  • First Amendment Law

Special Focus

  • Defamation

Awards:

  • Listed in the 2009 – 2015 editions of Woodward/White Inc.'s The Best Lawyers in America in the specialty of First Amendment Law
  • 2013 Top Women of Law, Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly
  • Received highest peer review rating by Martindale-Hubbell (AV)

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