Elizabeth Velez is an associate in the Litigation Department of Weil, Gotshal & Manges’ New York office and is a member of the Firm’s Complex Commercial Litigation and International Arbitration & Trade practice groups.
Ms. Velez has significant experience in the defense of class actions and multidistrict litigations, and has worked on a broad range of commercial disputes involving areas of law such as antitrust, bankruptcy, business torts, civil RICO, contracts, ERISA, health insurance, and unfair and deceptive trade practices. She has represented clients from the USA, Spain, and Mexico in both domestic and international disputes and is intimately involved in all aspects of her cases, ranging from discovery and dispositive motions to litigation.
Throughout her career, Ms. Velez has performed pro bono work for various not-for-profit organizations, including Legal Aid’s Small Claims Clinic, the Dade Bar Legalline, Catalyst Miami, and the Organization of American States. She also sought FEMA relief for victims of Hurricane Sandy in conjunction with Legal Aid and counseled the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund and Muslim Advocates in an appeal against the NYPD.
Ms. Velez received a JD from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where she was a senior editor of the Journal of Constitutional Law, served as a teaching assistant, and was president of Penn’s Latin American Law Students Association. Prior to law school, Ms. Velez attended the University of Pennsylvania, where she received a BA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics and Spanish, cum laude, in 2005.
Ms. Velez is fluent in Spanish.