A litigator with a depth of trial experience, Elvira focuses her practice on employment and traditional labor matters. She prosecutes and defends trade secret, whistleblower and restrictive covenant claims, advocates for management in disputes before the National Labor Relations Board and in collective bargaining negotiations and obtains favorable results for clients faced with wage and hour class and representative actions as well as harassment, discrimination and retaliation lawsuits.
Drawing on the lessons learned from her litigation practice, Elvira provides clients with pragmatic advice on doing business in California and New York, crafts compliant policies and procedures, leads pay practices reviews and conducts harassment prevention and management 101 trainings.
Fluent in Russian and Spanish, Elvira enjoys using her language capabilities to partner with and guide domestic and international clients every step of the way.
Obtained a complete dismissal with prejudice of all claims on summary judgement in a disability discrimination and wrongful termination lawsuit for a national technology retailer
Defended a national healthcare provider resulting in plaintiff voluntarily dismissing all claims following receipt of an early motion for summary judgment and sanctions in a non-solicit matter
Advised international oil and gas company regarding compliant pay and employment practices
University of Southern California Trial Advocacy Program, mentor
Columbia Law School, JD, 2014
University of Southern California, magna cum laude, 2010
Courts / Agencies
US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
US District Court for the Eastern District of New York
US District Court for the Northern District of New York
US District Court for the Southern District of New York
US District Court for the Central District of California
US District Court for the Northern District of California
US District Court for the Eastern District of California
New York Supreme Court
California State Court
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