Elliana  Openshaw

Elliana Openshaw’s practice focuses on complex commercial litigation.  She represents clients in civil litigation in state and federal courts at the trial and appellate levels, and international arbitration.  She has assisted with internal investigations on behalf of corporations, boards and special committees concerning, among other things, sanctions, FCPA violations and accounting malfeasance.  Her clients include private and public corporations, private equity and other investment firms, partnerships and individuals spanning numerous industries, including finance, private equity, real estate, travel, insurance, manufacturing and mining.

Elliana also maintains an active pro bono practice.  She was part of the Kasowitz team that submitted an amicus brief to the Supreme Court of the United States at the merits stage of a case involving the equal protection rights of the residents of Puerto Rico on behalf of a coalition of public interest organizations.  She has also represented the victim of a mortgage fraud in an action brought against the mortgage and holding companies, successfully defeating their summary judgment motion and ultimately securing a settlement that restored ownership of her home.  Her pro bono clients also include asylum and U-Visa applicants.

Elliana has been recognized as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers.