Laurie Edelstein is a litigator in the firm’s Energy and Complex Commercial Litigation Practices. She represents companies and individuals in energy matters, complex business disputes, regulatory litigation, antitrust and competition matters, and white-collar cases and investigations. Often at the intersection of litigation and regulation, Ms. Edelstein’s cases have spanned a broad range of industries: from energy to financial services; health care to insurance. She also advises clients on compliance issues, policies, and procedures.
Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Edelstein defended an electric utility in dozens of lawsuits arising from the tragic 2016 Ghost Ship warehouse fire in Oakland; represented a major electric power provider in the Southeast in connection with a fire and power outage at a major international airport; and defended a national insurance company in multiple matters across the country involving claims arising out of pandemic-related losses, among other high-profile matters.
Ms. Edelstein maintains an active pro bono practice representing clients in LGBTQ, human trafficking, immigration, and gun control matters.In recognition of her work, Legal 500 US, Best Lawyers in America, Super Lawyers, and Legal Media Group’s Expert Guides have recognized her as a top commercial and white-collar lawyer. In 2020, The Daily Journal named her as one of its Top 100 Lawyers in California, and The National Law Journal named her a Trailblazer in Litigation.
Ms. Edelstein earned her JD from Yale Law School and her M. Phil. from Yale University. She earned her AB from Stanford University, Phi Beta Kappa, where she also won the President’s Award for Academic Excellence.