Elissa J. Glasband
is a Member of the Sills Cummis & Gross Litigation, Mass Tort, Product
Liability and Insurance and Reinsurance Practice Groups. She litigates cases for clients in the areas of complex civil and commercial litigation, including
product liability, toxic tort, environmental, consumer fraud, insurance and securities
litigation on behalf of Fortune 500 companies in state and federal courts
throughout the U.S. and before the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation. She leverages her in-depth experience to represent clients across a wide range of industries, including insurance.
Ms. Glasband has extensive experience
formulating litigation strategies based on complex medical and scientific
issues and responding to toxic tort allegations, including assessing the
scientific issues related to such claims. She regularly identifies and retains
experts and has worked with some of the country’s most prominent exposure and
liability experts to develop scientific defenses for her clients.
Ms. Glasband advises clients on
electronic discovery matters and has extensive experience counseling clients on
record retention compliance policies and procedures. She routinely advises
clients regarding preservation notices and electronic discovery matters. She
has coordinated and managed many large-scale electronic and hard copy document
collections, reviews and productions in complex federal and state litigations,
including class actions. Her experience spans the entire litigation process,
from the investigatory and pleading stages through discovery, witness
preparation, trial and appeals.
Ms. Glasband has appeared in federal and state courts around the country
defending class action litigation brought under consumer protection and
consumer fraud statutes, including the New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act (NJCFA)
and the New Jersey Truth-in-Consumer Contract, Warranty and Notice Act
Prior to joining the Firm, Ms.
Glasband was a partner at Locke Lord. In addition, Ms. Glasband served as a Law
Clerk for the Honorable Jaynee LaVecchia in the Supreme Court of New Jersey and
for the Honorable Dennis Cavanaugh in the U.S. District Court for the District
of New Jersey.