Elena De Santis

Elena De Santis
Elena De Santis is an associate in Weil’s Complex Commercial Litigation practice, where she focuses on litigating antitrust, corporate, commercial, and restructuring-related disputes in state and federal courts and arbitration proceedings, as well as pre-dispute counseling.

Elena’s recent experience includes serving on Weil teams representing:

  • Pilgrim’s Pride in federal class actions across the country brought by direct and indirect purchasers alleging the major chicken producers reduced output to raise the price of broiler chickens.
  • A private equity investor in residential care facilities in connection with disputes with the fund manager, including breach of fiduciary duty litigation in the Delaware Court of Chancery.
  • LBI Media Inc. and its affiliates, one of the nation’s largest Spanish-speaking television and radio broadcasting and media companies, in connection with their prearranged chapter 11 cases.

Elena has assisted with a variety of different aspects of these and other engagements, including discovery, deposition preparation, mediation, settlement discussions and strategy, and drafting motions, briefs and memoranda.

Outside of her active practice, Elena also focuses extensively on pro bono representations, including ongoing work with the Innocence Project.

Elena received her J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center, where she served as Senior Editor of the American Criminal Law Review’s Annual Survey of White Collar Crime, and as a member of the Women’s Legal Alliance. During law school, she also served as a Student Advocate with Georgetown’s Federal Legislation Clinic, where she prepared and filed regulatory comments with the FDIC and advocated before members of Congress. She received her B.A., magna cum laude, in Political Science and Global Studies, and her M.A. in Political Science, from Lehigh University.