Elizabeth Thorne

Startup Counsel

Los Angeles, CA

Licensed in California and New York


  • J.D., New York University School of Law
  • B.S., University of Southern California, Public Policy, Management and Planning



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Elizabeth is a corporate transactional attorney who represents companies, founders and investors throughout various phases of the startup lifecycle, with extensive experience with debt and equity financings. She has represented software companies across a variety of fields, as well as CPG and food and beverage companies. 

Prior to pivoting to a startup-focused practice, Elizabeth began her legal career as a debt finance associate at Kirkland & Ellis LLP and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP. She represented financial institutions and alternative lenders, borrowers and private equity sponsors in middle market and bulge bracket syndicated debt facilities. She has experience in project financings, rescue financings and leveraged acquisitions, as well as cross-border transactions in a number of jurisdictions. 

Elizabeth earned her J.D. from New York University. As an undergraduate at University of Southern California, she graduated magna cum laude and with honors distinctions with a B.S. in Public Policy, Planning and Development and a B.A. in Spanish. 

In her time off, Elizabeth tries to spend as much time as possible visiting her family in Europe or somewhere by the ocean (preferably both). She is a bookworm, an animal lover and a mom to two young kids and a rescue pitbull.