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.
- 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.
Fordham University School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude (2013)
Swarthmore College, B.A., with honors (2008)
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