Eliberty Lopez

Associate ( New York )

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Bio

Versatile, smart and focused, Eliberty Lopez brings her impressive experience, poise, and even temperament to crisis situations. As a law clerk for both a state court judge and a federal district court judge, Eli participated in criminal and civil jury trials and drafted dozens of opinions in all areas of law. She is well versed in all stages of litigation, and she possesses a unique understanding of how judges resolve the matters before them.

Prior to law school, she served as a program manager for the New York City Economic Development Corporation and completed a fellowship with the Congressional Hunger Center in Washington, DC. The training she received helped her develop into a skilled communicator, writer, and problem solver.

At RSHC, Eli focuses her practice on multiple areas of litigation, including white-collar defense, corporate compliance, intellectual property, and product liability. Working with clients large and small, and representing individuals as well as corporate entities, Eli crafts comprehensive and innovative solutions to complex problems. Recognizing the importance of diversity in the legal profession, she offers invaluable perspectives to her clients.

Outside the courtroom, Eli stays healthy by running outdoors and cycling indoors when the weather is inclement. But her energy does not stop there. She also dedicates her time and enthusiasm to mentoring high school, college, and law students.

Experience

Clerkships

Hon. Susan D. Wigenton, U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey (2014-2016)

Hon. Harriet F. Klein, New Jersey Superior Court, Chancery Division (2013-2014)

Credentials

Education

Rutgers School of Law-Newark, J.D., 2013
Business Editor, Rutgers Law Review
Member, Moot Court Board
Vice President, Association of Latin American Law Students

Carnegie Mellon University, B.S., Policy and Management, 2006

Bar Admissions

New York
New Jersey
U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York

Professional Memberships

American Bar Association
Hispanic National Bar Association
New York City Bar Association
Association of Black Women Attorneys
Cafecito Latina Lawyer Group

Languages Spoken & Fluency

Spanish, Fluent

Publications & Presentations

“People v. Jones: Prejudicial Remarks in a Criminal Trial,” (co-author) Illinois State Bar Association’s Bench & Bar Section Council Newsletter (December 2016, vol. 47, no. 5)

Note, “Debt Collectors Disguised as Facebook ‘Friends’:  Solutions to Prevent Violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act on Social Media Platforms,” 65 Rutgers Law Rev. 3 (2013)

Community Service

Represent major U.S. cities in briefs amicus curiae filed in the travel ban cases before the U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth and Ninth Circuits, and the U.S District Court of the Western District of Seattle.

American Immigrant Representation Project

Penn Medicine Basser Center, Young Leadership Council

Congressional Hunger Center, Fellowship Selection Panel