Biography

Elena Steiger Reich is an Associate in the Firm's Litigation department. From 2012 to 2013, Ms. Steiger Reich served as a law clerk to the Hon. Robert D. Sack of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and from 2010 to 2011, she served as a law clerk to the Hon. Mary A. McLaughlin of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

Representative Matters

General Commercial Litigation
Representation of a foreign client in a high-stakes and complex commercial dispute with a joint venture partner, involving a broad range of substantive matters.

Law Firm Defense
Representation of an international law firm in a malpractice action in New York State Supreme Court related to a corporate acquisition.

Representation of an international law firm in a fee dispute and malpractice action stemming from a complex foreign restructuring and related litigation.

Representation of a law firm in a malpractice action in New York State Supreme Court stemming from the negotiation of a licensing agreement.

Employment

Representation of a major global corporation in an action by a former employee alleging retaliation and wrongful discharge.

Antitrust

Representation of a chocolate and confections company against allegations of price discrimination under state antitrust statute.

White Collar Defense
Representation of individuals in investigations involving the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and other white collar prosecutions.

Representation of a nonprofit organization in an investigation by the Department of Justice into its use of federal and private grant money.

Pro Bono

Representation of a nonprofit organization in a lawsuit before the U.S. Supreme Court challenging North Carolina’s congressional map as an unconstitutional partisan gerrymander.

Representation of a criminal defendant in her appeal of the sentence imposed when she was convicted of a felony as a minor in New York State court.

Representation of a foreign whistleblower in defamation action in New York State Supreme Court.

Admissions

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

Languages

  • Spanish