LeElle Slifer

LeElle Slifer

Partner, Winston & Strawn

LeElle Slifer has litigated in federal and state courts nationwide, trying matters before both judges and juries. She has participated in numerous domestic and foreign arbitrations, including before the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) in London. One of her trials—DDR Holdings v. Hotels.com, in which her team won a jury verdict of patent infringement in the Eastern District of Texas—was the first case to survive a Section 101 challenge at the Federal Circuit after the Supreme Court issued Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank Int’l and was the only case to do so for almost two years.

LeElle has significant experience in a wide range of disputes, including breach of contract, oil and gas, breach of fiduciary duty, antitrust claims, patent and copyright infringement, theft of trade secrets, non-competes, and others. She has handled appeals to several federal and state courts of appeal, including the Supreme Court in Comcast Corp. v. Behrend.

LeElle knows that litigation forms just one aspect of her clients’ businesses. She thinks tactically, keeping her clients’ objectives and concerns top-of-mind as she counsels them through litigation. And her clients can attest to the success of LeElle’s results-oriented approach:

“I have had the privilege to work with some of the brightest and most highly regarded lawyers in the country. LeElle is in that class. She is a brilliant strategist, master negotiator, and has the wisdom and discipline to know how and when to use honey or vinegar, both of which she does very effectively. LeElle is dogged in her pursuit of the issues and is as comfortable on Wall Street as she is in a small rural courthouse—a rare skill set indeed. I would not hesitate to recommend LeElle to anyone who needs strong, creative, and efficient counsel for important litigation or other dispute resolution matters.”


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