Elizabeth Riordan Hurley is an associate in the Firm's Litigation department. Prior to joining the Firm, Ms. Hurley served as a law clerk to the Hon. Carmen Beauchamp Ciparick of the New York State Court of Appeals.

Representative Matters

Representation of financial guarantee insurers in breach of contract and fraud action against originators and sponsors of residential mortgage-backed securities.

Representation of a major pharmaceutical company in multiple actions relating to the pricing of its products.

Representation of non-profit corporation in investigation and recovery of items of cultural and historical value.

Representation of medical device manufacturer in multi-district litigation and state product liability actions.

Representation of hedge fund in conversion and replevin action against former employee.

Consultation on matters of New York State appellate practice, including briefing to the New York Court of Appeals.

Pro Bono

Representation of Syrian refugees in petition to the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights seeking refugee status determination and resettlement.

Representation of Ethiopian child with a life-threatening illness and his mother in petition for humanitarian parole into the United States on the basis of medical need.

Successfully represented New York State prison inmate who served 21 years in an application for executive clemency, resulting in commutation of remaining 25-to-50-year sentence.

Drafted amicus brief filed in United States Supreme Court arguing against Executive Order 13780’s suspension of United States Refugee Admissions Program.

Successfully petitioned for and obtained U visa providing legal residency status for an undocumented Nicaraguan woman suffering from domestic violence.

Secured dismissal of eviction proceeding brought against an elderly tenant of the New York City Housing Authority.

Represented through settlement a putative class of New Orleans public school students with disabilities in civil rights litigation seeking relief under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.


  • New York


  • Where the Heart Is: Amending the Fair Labor Standards Act To Provide Wage and Overtime Pay Protection to Agency-Employed Home Health Aides, 85 St. John’s L. Rev. 837 (2014).