Biography

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 a financial guarantee insurer in breach-of-contract and fraudulent inducement claims 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 a public employee labor union in the filing of an amicus brief in support of defendants in litigation challenging the constitutionality of release time provisions of public employee labor contracts.

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

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

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

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

Representation of third-party witnesses in arbitration proceedings.

Pro Bono

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

Drafted an amicus brief filed in the New York State Court of Appeals on behalf of six civil legal services and criminal defense organizations serving low-income New Yorkers, arguing that New York City tenants have standing to challenge the constitutionality of warrantless, suspicionless searches of personal belongings remaining in their apartments during the 30-day bailment period created by a legal possession, also known as partial eviction.

Successfully represented an Ethiopian child with a life-threatening illness and his mother in a petition for humanitarian parole into the United States on the basis of medical need, resulting in their admission into the country.

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

Drafted an amicus brief filed in United States Supreme Court arguing against the suspension of United States Refugee Admissions Program under Executive Order 13780, the second order of the Trump administration’s travel ban.

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.

Admissions

  • New York

Publications

  • 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).