Elizabeth Bentley focuses on appellate advocacy, motions practice, and trial strategy in federal and state courts. She has drafted briefs in the U.S. Supreme Court; the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Second, Eighth, Eleventh, and Federal Circuits; U.S. District Courts; and the California Court of Appeals, among others. She has successfully argued a case before the Eighth Circuit.
Elizabeth served three clerkships, including to Justice Sonia Sotomayor of the U.S. Supreme Court, prior to joining Jones Day in 2018. She also practiced appellate litigation at a leading national firm and immediately following law school was a legal fellow for the Vera Institute of Justice in New York City, where she assisted the organization's general counsel regarding issues of nonprofit law.
During law school, Elizabeth participated in the Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinic and was a teaching fellow for a law and social movements course.
Elizabeth is a member of the governing council of the Appellate Practice Section of the Minnesota State Bar Association.
- Harvard University (J.D. magna cum laude 2013; Managing Editor, Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review); Northwestern University (B.A. in German and International Studies with honors and cum laude 2007)
- Minnesota, New York, District of Columbia, U.S. Supreme Court, and U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Eighth, Ninth, and Federal Circuits
- Law Clerk to: Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor, U.S. Supreme Court (2017-2018); Chief Judge Robert A. Katzmann, U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit (2015-2016); and Judge Jed S. Rakoff, U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York (2014-2015)