Elysa Dishman

Francis R. Kirkham Professor of Law

Professor Elysa Dishman joined the BYU Law faculty in 2016. Her scholarship focuses on government
enforcement actions and corporate compliance. She is a leading expert on multistate litigation brought
by state attorneys general and has published articles on that topic in top law reviews including Notre
Dame Law Review, Alabama Law Review, Arizona State Law Journal, and BYU Law Review. She teaches
courses on corporate compliance, business organizations, professional responsibility, and criminal law.
Prior to joining the faculty, she was a senior litigation associate at Baker Botts L.L.P. in Washington, D.C.
where she defended clients in state and federal enforcement actions. She holds a J.D. from the
University of Virginia and B.A. from Brigham Young University.

Courses Taught

  • Business Organizations
  • Corporate Compliance & Legal Risk Management
  • Criminal Law
  • Professional Responsibility


  • J.D., University of Virginia
  • B.A., Brigham Young University
  • Generals of the ResistanceMultistate Actions and Nationwide Injunctions, 51 Ariz. St. L. J. 506 (2022)
  • Settling Data Protection: Multistate Settlements and National Policymaking, 72 Ala L. Rev. 839 (2021) [SSRN]
  • Class Action Squared: Multistate Action and Agency Dilemmas, 96 Notre Dame L. Rev. 291 (2020) [SSRN]
  • Enforcement Piggybacking and Multistate Actions, 2019 BYU L. Rev. 421(2019) [SSRN]