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Elizabeth Bierut

New York
7 Times Square
New York, NY 10036-6516
Tel: 212.833.1182
Fax: 212.373.7982
New Jersey
1 Gateway Center
Newark, NJ 07102-5311
Tel: 973.877.6414

Elizabeth Bierut joined Friedman Kaplan in January 2020 to focus on complex commercial litigation. 

Prior to joining Friedman Kaplan, Ms. Bierut was an associate at Ropes & Gray LLP, where she represented financial institutions and corporations in complex commercial litigation, including securities class actions, contract disputes, and bankruptcy matters. She has extensive experience with all stages of litigation, including motion practice, discovery, trial, and appeals. She frequently practices in New York state and federal courts. She has also represented companies and individuals in white collar matters, including investigations by the Department of Justice and Securities and Exchange Commission, as well as internal investigations, including an internal inquiry for a company following allegations of sexual harassment.

Representative Matters

  • Defense of the former Chief Financial Officer of a liquidated sports equipment manufacturer in a putative Rule 10(b)(5) securities fraud class action arising out of the company’s alleged failure to disclose that it engaged in sales practices that impaired future earnings and forced it into bankruptcy.
  • Representation of a major pharmaceutical manufacturer in a multimillion dollar breach of contract action by a supplier.
  • Representation of an international law firm and its partner in defense of a multimillion dollar claim for malpractice.

Outside the Office

Ms. Bierut is an adjunct professor at Fordham University School of Law, where she teaches legal writing. She is also a member of the First Decade Committee of the Federal Bar Council, an organization dedicated to promoting excellence in federal practice and fellowship among federal practitioners in the Second Circuit.

Fast Facts


Fordham University School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude (2013)

Swarthmore College, B.A., with honors (2008)

Bar Admissions

State of New York

Southern District of New York

Eastern District of New York

Second Circuit Court of Appeals


The Honorable Shira A. Scheindlin, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York

Honors and Awards

Order of the Coif, Fordham University School of Law

Law Review and Publications

William Hughes Mulligan Competition Editor, Fordham Moot Court Board

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