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.
Her recent engagements include representing a Fortune 500 beverage company in compliance counseling and all aspects of litigation, including brief writing and discovery;
As a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP-US), Eli helps her clients keep pace with and ahead of the constantly changing web of privacy and cybersecurity regulations. 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.
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)
- Represent a global Fortune 500 beverage company in compliance counseling and all aspects of litigation, including brief writing and discovery.
- Represent a software business in a breach of contract suit against a client that disclosed proprietary information to a third-party competitor.
- Manage New York area litigation for Fortune 500 company as it relates to deposition strategy and motion practice in certain product liability cases; conduct depositions and draft briefs.
- Advise clients on domestic and international privacy laws, including the development of privacy policies and cybersecurity training.
- Conduct investigations and draft reports and recommendations to manage risk, including accusations of discrimination at educational institutions.
- Represent company executive in corruption investigation by the Department of Justice.
EducationRutgers 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
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
American Bar Association
Hispanic National Bar Association
New York City Bar Association
Association of Black Women Attorneys
Cafecito Latina Lawyer Group
International Association of Privacy Professionals, CIPP-US Certification
Languages Spoken & Fluency
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)
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