Elizabeth Baksh
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Elizabeth Baksh

Partner
baksh.elizabeth@dorsey.com

Overview

LIZ IS COMMITTED TO PROVIDING EFFICIENT AND EFFECTIVE REPRESENTATION OF CLIENTS IN HEAVILY REGULATED INDUSTRIES IN A WIDE VARIETY OF LITIGATION AND REGULATORY MATTERS.

Liz is a partner in the Trial Department in the New York office.  Her practice involves representing a broad array of corporate and individual clients in all aspects of complex commercial litigation, including healthcare litigation; securities litigation and enforcement; financial services litigation; construction litigation; employment litigation; litigation of intellectual property disputes; and white collar criminal defense.  Liz also has particular experience defending clients against food and beverage labeling claims.

Liz serves not only her clients, but also the firm itself.  Liz is the Diversity and Inclusion Partner of Dorsey's New York office.

Education & Admissions

Fordham University School of Law (J.D., 2008), The Archibald R. Murray Public Service Award cum laude; Dean’s List 2006-2007

New York University (B.A., Political Science, 2004), magna cum laude

Admissions

  • New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York

Languages

  • Spanish

Experience

Representative Experience

  • Member of team currently representing EPC contractor in arbitration concerning a 700-megawatt (net) supercritical coal fired electric generation plant with claims in excess of $900 million.
  • Member of team representing Enclos Corporation, a major curtain wall contractor, in the Bronx Criminal Courthouse litigation in SDNY in which the owner relinquished its $120 million dollar claim and agreed to a positive settlement for Enclos.
  • Represents major lenders in dozens of actions alleging predatory lending and violations of state and federal consumer protection laws; obtained dismissal of predatory lending, fraud and unfair business practices claims against major lender.
  • Represents and advises corporate clients in federal and state government investigations.
  • Represented health insurer and obtained dismissal of putative class action alleging violations of the Affordable Care Act and the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act. New York State Psychiatric Association v. UnitedHealth Group, 2013 WL 5878897 (S.D.N.Y. October 31, 2013).

Industries & Practices

Cybersecurity, Privacy & Social Media
Government Enforcement & Corporate Investigations
Securities & Financial Services Litigation & Enforcement
  • Appellate
  • Banking & Financial Institutions
  • Class Action Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction Litigation
  • Consumer Financial Services
  • Cybersecurity, Privacy & Social Media
  • FinTech
  • Food, Beverage & Agribusiness
  • Government Enforcement & Corporate Investigations
  • Healthcare
  • Healthcare Litigation
  • Insurance Law
  • Lending Transactions
  • Mortgage Banking
  • Products Liability
  • Securities & Financial Services Litigation & Enforcement

Professional & Civic

Professional Achievements

  • Association of the Bar of the City of New York (member, Women in the Legal Profession Committee)
  • Member, Federal Bar Council

Accolades

Rated By Super Lawyers Elizabeth Baksh
  • Listed as a “Rising Star” by New York Super Lawyers, 2015-2018
  • Named to Lawyers of Color’s Second Annual Hot List, 2014
  • Named a 2014 Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) Fellow
Elizabeth Baksh