Elliot Greenfield is a litigation partner whose practice focuses on complex civil litigation. He has significant experience defending companies and officers and directors in securities and consumer class actions, shareholder derivative lawsuits, and merger and acquisition litigation, as well as representing clients in a broad range of litigation matters.

Mr. Greenfield is recognized by The Legal 500 US (2020) as a Rising Star. He receives praise for his unique ability “to understand complex damages analyses at a depth that other attorneys are not,” and “to break down and communicate these complicated analyses into simpler terms.”

Mr. Greenfield joined the firm in 2005. From 2006 to 2007, he clerked for the Hon. Victor Marrero in the Southern District of New York. He is the author of “A Lenity Exception to Chevron Deference,” 58 Baylor Law Review 1 (2006) and the co-author of “Caremark claims: ‘Mission Critical’ Compliance Risks and a Board’s Duty to Monitor,” The Review of Securities & Commodities Regulation (February, 2020); “Director Independence and the Bond of Friendship,” The American Bar Association (December, 2019); “Cyan and the Future of Securities Class Actions in State Court,” The Review of Securities & Commodities Regulation (February, 2018); “Guest Post: Despite SLUSA, Plaintiffs File IPO Lawsuits In State Court,” The D&O Diary (February, 2015); “Lower Court Decisions In The Wake Of Halliburton II,” The Review Of Securities & Commodities Regulation (February, 2015) and “3 Insights To Clarify Securities Act Class Action Removal,” Law360 (November, 2014).

Mr. Greenfield received a J.D. from New York University School of Law in 2005, where he was a Robert McKay Scholar and a member of the Federal Defender Clinic. He received a Ph.D. in Physics from the University of California at Berkeley in 2001, and a B.A. from Wesleyan University in 1994.

Mr. Greenfield is a member of the Bar of New York and is admitted to practice in the Southern District of New York, the Eastern District of New York, the District of Colorado and the Third and Seventh Circuit Courts of Appeals.

Education

  • New York University School of Law, 2005, J.D.
  • University of California at Berkeley, 2001, Ph.D.
  • Wesleyan University, 1994, B.A.

Bar Admissions

  • New York