Elizabeth Weinstein represents businesses and individuals in complex civil litigation matters, including securities fraud, complex contract/business torts, and copyright infringement. Before joining Yarmuth Wilsdon, Elizabeth worked as a litigation associate at Stillman, Friedman and Shechtman, P.C. (now Ballard Spahr Stillman & Friedman LLP) in New York City, where she represented financial institutions and affiliated individual clients in securities fraud and commercial contracts cases as well as in various regulatory matters and criminal prosecutions and investigations. Elizabeth also served as counsel to federal criminal defendants in the Southern District of New York through the Criminal Justice Act (CJA) program.
Elizabeth’s recent clients and matters have included:
- Representing investors in securities fraud actions against originators of mortgage-backed securities.
- Representing investors in securities fraud actions against sellers of securities.
- Representing individual clients under investigation by the SEC and FINRA for securities fraud and accounting fraud.
- Representing director of a public company in federal securities class action, SEC investigation, and related litigation.
- Representing financial institution in foreclosure dispute.
- Representing technology company in government investigation into consumer protection violations.
- Representing media company in copyright infringement actions.
- Representing industrial company and company president in federal prosecution of Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) charges.
- Representing media company in federal investigation of HIPAA charges.
- Representing individual clients in criminal litigation involving claims of federal bribery and criminal conspiracy.
- Representing public entities in race and gender discrimination claim.
- Serving as an investigator for public entities related to claims of violation of workplace policies and harassment claims.
Elizabeth earned a Pro Bono Publico Service Commendation from the WSBA in 2014. She has been a Cooperating Attorney with the ACLU of Washington Foundation since 2013. Previously, she was a volunteer attorney with the Innocence Project in New York City. Prior to law school, Elizabeth was the John Kenneth Galbraith Fellow at Americans for Democratic Action in Washington, D.C., where she conducted policy research and lobbied on criminal justice issues.