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Elizabeth Bierut

Associate
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 represents clients in complex litigation and investigations, including actions arising under the securities laws, actions involving allegations of common law and securities fraud, commercial business disputes, internal investigations, and white collar matters involving the Department of Justice and New York State Department of Financial Services. She counsels public and private companies in the healthcare, financial services, real estate, retail, and other industries on diverse issues and claims, including breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, securities fraud, and antitrust. She has extensive experience with all stages of litigation, including motion practice, discovery, trial, and appeals, and regularly counsels clients pre-litigation concerning the strengths and weaknesses of claims and defenses, and the best tactical path forward. 

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 and represented companies and individuals in investigations by the Department of Justice and Securities and Exchange Commission, as well as in internal investigations.

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 New Jersey Women Lawyers Association, the National Association of Women Lawyers, and 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

Education

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

Clerkships

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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