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Elizabeth M. Platonova


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Elizabeth is a litigator who focuses her practice on complex civil litigation, white collar defense, and government enforcement and investigations.  She has experience representing clients in civil cases, assisting with witness interviews, conducting legal research, and preparing legal memoranda.

Prior to joining Mintz, Elizabeth worked as a legal extern in the Trial Division of the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office. During her tenure there, she represented the Commonwealth on a variety of civil cases, and researched and wrote memoranda and motions on civil legal issues. In addition to her role as a legal extern, Elizabeth also served as an Appeals Division Intern for the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office in the Criminal Division where she assisted Commonwealth attorneys in all areas of criminal appeals.

While earning her JD, Elizabeth served as a capital habeas unit intern for the Federal Community Defender Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and as a research assistant for the Innocence Clinic at Boston College Law School. She also has experience working as a finance intern for the Hillary for America Northeast and Abroad Regional Finance Team, a legislative & press intern for the US House of Representatives Office of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and an intern for The Honorable Judge Richard P. Haaz at the Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas in Pennsylvania and The Honorable Judge Anita B. Brody at the US District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

In law school, Elizabeth was a Presidential Management Fellowship Finalist, held a Merit Scholarship, and was a member of the Phillip C. Jessup International Moot Court Team, receiving a Top Oralist award at the Advanced Rounds of the international competition.


Class Plaintiffs in the case of In re Foreign Exchange Benchmark Rates AntiTrust Litigation alleged that Defendant banks conspired to fix prices in the foreign exchange (“FX”) market in violation of Sections 1 and 3 of the Sherman Antitrust Act.  All but one of the Defendant banks settled several years ago for a total of $2.3 billion.  Defendant Credit Suisse decided to proceed to trial, and on October 20, 2022, a Manhattan federal jury found that Credit Suisse played no part in a conspiracy to fix the foreign currency exchange market

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On January 3, 2023, the First Circuit released an opinion that provides a straightforward analysis of the legal standards for determining if statements are non-actionable opinions, as well as the viability of materiality and scienter defenses.

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News & Press

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As the spotlight intensifies on AI, the discourse around regulation will take center stage in 2024. In a recent article featured in the New York Law Journal, Member Jason Halperin and Associates Edmund Daley and Elizabeth Platonova navigate the intricacies of AI development and safety. Their comprehensive analysis includes a review of President Biden’s October 30 executive order for AI and an exploration of ongoing regulatory efforts in the US and EU, and what companies need to do to navigate them.

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Recognition & Awards

  • Pro Bono Excellence, BC Law 2022

  • Public Interest Designation Fellow, BC Law 2022

  • 2020 Massachusetts SJC Pro Bono Honor Roll

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