Betsy Farrington
Associate / Chicago

P: 312-881-5967
F: 312-380-7004

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Joining the firm following federal district court and appellate court clerkships, Betsy represents clients in high-stakes cases in state and federal courts throughout the country. Her practice covers a broad range of subject matters, including antitrust, products liability, and commercial litigation. Betsy has managed complex discovery teams, deposed plaintiffs and fact witnesses, prepared expert witnesses, and drafted successful dispositive motions.

A decorated former Naval officer, Betsy continues her commitment to service by maintaining an active pro bono practice. She has successfully represented asylum seekers in partnership with the National Immigrant Justice Center and has negotiated favorable settlements on behalf of indigent plaintiffs as part of the Northern District of Illinois' Settlement Assistance Program. She has also served as plaintiffs' counsel and amicus curiae in several impact litigation suits.

  • Elliott Associates v. AbbVie Inc.

    Defending AbbVie against fraud allegations brought by multiple hedge funds relating to its abandoned acquisition of Shire Plc.

    Ethicon, Inc. and Johnson & Johnson Pelvic Repair System Litigation

    Represents Ethicon, Inc. and Johnson & Johnson in federal litigation involving pelvic mesh products. Trial in Miami federal court in January 2020 resulted in a complete defense verdict.

    Home Depot U.S.A., Inc. v. Lafarge North America Inc.

    Represents a defendant in an opt-out antitrust case alleging that a nationwide conspiracy to fix prices in the drywall industry violated the Sherman Act.

    Pro Slab Inc. v. Argos North America Corp.

    Represents a defendant in a putative class action alleging a conspiracy to fix prices, rig bids, and/or allocate territories and customers in certain markets for ready-mix concrete.

    Southeast Ready-Mix v. Argos North America Corp.

    Represents a defendant in a case alleging a conspiracy to fix prices, rig bids, and/or allocate territories and customers in certain markets for ready-mix concrete and cement.

    SynchroMed Litigation

    Represents Medtronic, Inc. in products liability cases involving the SynchroMed® II Programmable Drug Infusion System.

    • Associate, Goldman Ismail Tomaselli Brennan & Baum LLP
    • University of Illinois College of Law (J.D., summa cum laude)
      • Order of the Coif
      • Managing Editor, Illinois Law Review
    • Old Dominion University (M.A.)
    • United States Naval Academy (B.S.)
      • Varsity Women’s Basketball
    • Honorable Nanette K. Laughrey, United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri
    • Honorable Helene White, United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
    • State of Illinois
    • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
    • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
    • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
    • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
    • Bronze Star Medal
    • Navy Commendation Medal
    • Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (2)