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Eliza Buergenthal concentrates her practice on general commercial litigation, government investigations, and white collar defense. Eliza also focuses on national security matters, such as advising clients on the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA).

Eliza maintains an active pro bono practice, with a focus on reproductive rights.

Eliza received her law degree with honors from George Washington University Law School, where she was a published member of the Public Contract Law Journal. While in law school, Eliza externed at the Department of Homeland Security and the American Red Cross National Headquarters, and participated in the Family Justice Litigation Clinic. Prior to law school, Eliza worked at a child abuse prevention non-profit in Baltimore, Maryland.


“Catastrophic” Construction?: The Government’s Continued Payment Defeats Materiality
Qui Notes: Unlocking the False Claims Act
Global Anti-Corruption Insights: Winter 2024
Update on Recent Enforcement, Litigation, and Compliance Developments
In a Rare Move, DOJ Enters DPAs To Resolve Two Individual FARA Prosecutions
Enforcement Edge: Shining Light on Government Enforcement
Deskbook on Internal Investigations, Corporate Compliance, and White Collar Issues (2nd ed.)
Practising Law Institute
The Foreign Extortion Prevention Act: Targeting the “Demand” Side of Bribery
Enforcement Edge: Shining Light on Government Enforcement



  • J.D., 2022, with honors
  • B.A., Policy Studies and Public Relations, Syracuse University, 2018, summa cum laude


  • District of Columbia

Government & Military Service

  • Legal Intern, Department of Homeland Security, January–April 2021


  • Member, Glass Leadership Institute, Anti-Defamation League