Awards and Rankings September 15, 2021

Elizabeth Holland and Jaime Santos Named to Benchmark Litigation’s Top 250 Women in Litigation 2021

Benchmark Litigation has named Goodwin partners Elizabeth Holland and Jaime Santos to the Top 250 Women in Litigation list. This annual recognition honors standout female lawyers across North America who have worked on significant litigation matters and are considered leaders in their field by clients and peers.

Holland, a partner in Goodwin's IP Litigation Practice, is a renowned trial lawyer with over 30 years of experience litigating patent infringement and related cases. She has served as lead counsel in numerous patent infringement litigations, licensing disputes, arbitrations, appeals and IPR proceedings across the country.

This is Holland’s third time being recognized in the Top 250 Women in Litigation list. She has also been routinely recognized as a leading lawyer by premiere market commentators such as Chambers Global, Chambers USA, IAM Global Leaders Guide, Legal 500 US, National Law Journal and Managing Intellectual Property. Holland has additionally received Euromoney’s Women in Business Law Best in Life Sciences Award, and was twice named Hatch-Waxman Litigator of the Year by LMG Life Sciences.

Santos is a partner in Goodwin’s Supreme Court and Appellate Litigation practice. Her work focuses on appellate matters and complex civil litigation in federal courts, with extensive experience litigating ERISA, intellectual-property, constitutional, and product cases. Santos has presented a dozen oral arguments, including appeals in 6 of the 13 federal circuits. She also maintains an active pro bono practice and has received awards from Goodwin and the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights for her commitment to pro bono civil rights work.

In addition to her practice, Santos serves on the MacArthur Justice Center Supreme Court & Appellate Advisory Board, the National Women’s Law Center’s Leadership Advisory Council, and the Law360 Appellate Editorial Advisory Board. Recently, she has been recognized for excellence by Corporate Counsel’s Women, Influence & Power in Law Awards, Benchmark Litigation’s 40 & Under Hot List, The Legal 500 United States, and as a Rising Star by Law360.

The litigators appearing in Benchmark Litigation’s Top 250 Women in Litigation 2021 were selected based on an exhaustive research process. This included months of investigation into their professional activities and recent case work, as well as client feedback surveys and one-on-one interviews.