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Elizabeth is a commercial litigator who represents an array of clients in a wide range of litigation matters, with a particular focus on business consultants, insurers and companies facing both external and internal investigations.

Elizabeth also represents entities in bankruptcy-related litigation, consumer class actions and securities fraud matters, in addition to general business litigation disputes, including, for example, actions for breach of contract and non-payment.

Through her practice, Elizabeth appears in state and federal court, as well as before arbitration panels. She regularly responds to civil subpoenas on behalf of her consulting clients as well as to investigative demands issued by government entities, including Local, State, and Federal Authorities. Outside of her work for clients, Elizabeth serves as an adjunct-professor at Fordham Law School and is a member of the Junior Advisory Board of Her Justice, a New York City not-for-profit dedicated to connecting low-income women with pro bono attorneys who represent them in Family Court proceedings and immigration matters.

Representative Matters

  • Represented consulting firm in putative class action brought by holders of homeowners insurance against the consultant and insurers alleging RICO and Anti-Trust violations relating to insurers’ claims administration practices.
  • Represented package shipping company in civil enforcement action brought by the City and State of New York over the shipment of untaxed cigarettes.
  • Represented investment manager in investigation by the SEC regarding claim by employee that trading practice was improper and in violation of federal securities laws.
  • Represented computer coding school in investigation by the New York State Office of the Attorney General regarding statements in publication.
  • Represented insurer in response to investigative demand served by the New York State Attorney General regarding mobile devices.
  • Represented high-yield CDO funds in FINRA arbitration brought by pension funds under Michigan’s Blue Sky laws alleging misrepresentation in the sale of the securities.
  • Represented operator of pipeline in opposition to motion by debtor to reject multi-year services contract.
  • Represented bondholders in action brought by them against issuer over the improper interpretation of a “make-whole” provision contained in an indenture.

Honors & Awards

Elizabeth has received two Commitment to Justice Awards from Her Justice, a non-profit organization, for her work representing victims of domestic violence in New York Family Court.

Publications

  • Co-author, “‘Crime Fraud’ and the Lawyer’s Duty,” New York Law Journal, April 8, 2014
  • Co-author, “U.S. Oncology and Chesapeake Energy: A Tale of Two Redemptions,” Pratt’s Journal of Bankruptcy Law, November/December 2013

Admitted To Practice

New York

New Jersey

U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York; U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York; U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit

Education

J.D., cum laude, Fordham University School of Law, 2009

B.A., cum laude, University of Michigan, 2005