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A partner in the Litigation Department, Liza Velazquez has extensive experience representing clients in a broad range of litigation and regulatory matters, with particular emphasis defending prominent banks, insurance companies, investment management firms and other financial institutions in complex commercial, securities, employment discrimination and bankruptcy-related matters.
Liza has represented clients before state and federal courts across the country as well as in arbitrations and before the SEC and other federal and state regulatory authorities.
Liza's diverse client list includes Citigroup, JPMorgan Chase, ING, MacAndrews & Forbes and Hexion. Significant trial and major case representations include:
Liza serves by appointment on the New York State Bar's Independent Judicial Election Qualification Commission for the First Judicial District. She has contributed to two reports by the Association of the Bar of the City of New York on human rights standards applicable to the treatment of detainees post-9/11. She has also successfully represented numerous asylum clients. She is currently Chair of the Firm's Women's Initiatives Committee and is a member of the Practical Law Litigation Advisory Board.
Liza was an executive editor for the Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Journal and a staff editor for the Human Rights Law Journal.
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Jul 31, 2015 | News
Pro Bono Clients Obtain Victory in Special Immigrant Juvenile Status Case
Jul 23, 2015 | Videos
Unpaid Intern or Employee? The Second Circuit Weighs In
Jul 10, 2015 | Publications
Second Circuit Applies Highly Fact-Specific Primary Beneficiary Test to Determine Whether an Unpaid Intern Is an Employee under the FLSA
Apr 30, 2015 | Publications
Supreme Court Adopts Amendments to Federal Rules, Many Impacting E-Discovery Practice, to Become Law on December 1, 2015
Jun 11, 2014 | Publications
S.D.N.Y. Rules on the Outer Limits of Conditional Certification in a Collective Action Brought by Unpaid Interns Under the FLSA
Mar 25, 2014 | Publications
"No Greater Than Necessary" – Advisory Committee Releases Updated Proposed Rule 37(e) on Sanctions in E-Discovery
Mar 05, 2014 | News
Paul, Weiss Achieves Trial Victory for Aurora Commercial Corp.
Aug 21, 2013 | Publications
Sekisui American Corporation v. Hart
Jul 29, 2013 | News