Elizabeth Bierut


  • JD, magna cum laude, Fordham University School of Law, 2013
  • BA, with honors, Swarthmore College, 2008


  • New York

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • Honorable Shira A. Scheindlin, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York (2013 - 2014)
  • New York City Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Council, member of the First Decade Committee

Elizabeth Bierut


Elizabeth is an associate in Ropes & Gray's Litigation and Enforcement practice group. Elizabeth focuses her practice on complex commercial litigation, with experience advising public and private companies in contract, insurance, bankruptcy, and securities matters. Elizabeth has also represented companies in SEC, DOJ, and World Bank investigations involving securities, accounting practices, data breach, and FCPA issues. Elizabeth maintains a significant pro bono practice, serving as appellate and amicus counsel in criminal and immigration cases before the United States Supreme Court and the Second Circuit.

Prior to joining the firm, Elizabeth served as a law clerk to the Honorable Shira A. Scheindlin of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Currently, Elizabeth is an adjunct professor at Fordham University School of Law, where she teaches a clinic on Democracy and the Constitution.


  • Successfully represented insurers in $1.1 billion coverage dispute in federal court. Assisted in drafting of Insurers’ summary judgment briefs, which resulted in dismissal of all Excess Insurers from case.
  • Represented trustee of residential mortgage-backed securities trusts in multiple repurchase actions pending in New York Supreme Court and the District of Connecticut.
  • Represented creditors’ committee in litigation and related appeals in a Chapter 11 case.
  • Represented a life sciences company in connection with a World Bank investigation into the company’s international operations.
  • Counseled an asset management company on data breach incident investigated by the DOJ.
  • Represented a group of retired Article III judges as amici curiae to the United States Supreme Court in case involving vagueness doctrine at intersection of immigration law and criminal law.
  • Represented father in a high profile international child custody dispute before the United States Supreme Court.


  • Business and Commercial Litigation in Federal Courts (Federal Claims Based on Land Use Regulation),  American Bar Association Section of Litigation (Fourth Edition 2016; 2016-2017 Supplement)
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