Elissa J. Glasband

New York,  NY  U.S.A.
Phone973 520 2385

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Practice Areas

  • Toxic Tort
  • Product Liability
  • Banking & Financial Institutions
  • Securities Litigation
  • Complex Litigation
University University of Delaware, B.A., cum laude, 1997
Law SchoolRutgers University School of Law, J.D., with honors, 2000
Admitted2000, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey; 2006, New York; U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York


Board of Trustees, W Hoboken Condominium Association, Inc.
Member, NJ LEEP Advisory Board

BornBellville, New Jersey, May 18, 1975

Elissa Glasband litigates cases for clients in the areas of complex civil litigation, including product liability, toxic tort, environmental, consumer fraud, and securities litigation on behalf of Fortune 500 companies in state and federal courts throughout the US and before the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation.

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 county's most prominent exposure and liability experts to develop scientific defenses for her clients.

Ms. Glasband also 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 was recognized as a “Forty Under 40” by both NJBiz in 2010 and New Jersey Law Journal in 2009 as well as one of “New Jersey's Best 50 Women in Business” by NJBiz in 2009. Since 2006, she has also been included in New Jersey Super Lawyer's “Rising Star” list in the field of class action litigation.
•Defend global chemical company in toxic tort and products liability litigation related to the company's manufacture and sale of the dry cleaning solvent perchloroethylene (“perc”).

•Represent international toy company in products liability and environmental litigations, including asbestos cases.

•Counsel multi-national construction company and a regional cable television and radio network in connection with respiratory claims arising from alleged exposure to particulate matter, diesel and asbestos during major arena renovation.

•Defend the largest metropolitan municipality and than 150 of its contractors in connection with over 10,000 personal injury claims brought by individuals who participated in the rescue, recovery and debris removal activities in the aftermath of the 9/11 WTC terrorist attacks.

•Represent a prestigious Advisory Panel in connection with their independent review of the quality and safety processes of one of the world's largest automobile manufacturers and advising the Panel in connection with their issuance of a public report making recommendations to the company's senior management.

•Counsel large U.S. supermarket chain on product recall issues.

•Defend a major chemical company in connection with medical monitoring, remediation, personal injury and environmental claims arising out of plant operations in various state and federal courts throughout the country.

•Oversight and management of international chemical manufacturers in toxic tort matters involving alleged exposure to vinyl chloride and products liability actions in various state courts, including New Jersey, Ohio and Maryland.

•Represent major chemical manufacturer throughout the US in toxic tort cases involving alleged exposure to Agent Orange.

•Defend a fireboat corporation in connection with negligence and OPA claims related to its response to a major off-shore oil rig fire.

•Counsel foreign financial institution in litigations relating to federal and state banking regulations and civil provisions of the Antiterrorism Act, as well as international discovery under the Hague Convention.

•Counsel for the Audit Committee of a major telecommunications company and conducted an internal investigation of the company in connection with Foreign Corrupt Practice Act allegations by a former employee.

•Oversight and management of the defense of large telecommunications clients in complex consumer fraud class actions in federal court and before the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation.

•Defend a major rental corporation client in complex consumer fraud class actions.

•Represent a biodiesel company in connection with multimillion dollar breach of contract dispute.

•Defend an international chemical company in complex commercial contract dispute in federal court.

•Represent on a pro bono basis domestic violence victims in actions to obtain orders of protection and in matters related to custody and visitation of their children.

Before Edwards Wildman

Prior to Edwards Wildman, Elissa was a partner in the New Jersey office of an international law firm, and prior to that, an associate at one of Am Law's five largest U.S. law firms. In addition, Glasband served as a clerk for the Hon. Jaynee LaVecchia in the Supreme Court of New Jersey and for the Hon. Dennis Cavanaugh in the US District Court for the District of New Jersey.

Edwards Wildman Expands Litigation Capabilities with Addition of Five Partners and One Counsel
June 5, 2014 (Also at Morristown, New Jersey Office)

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Elissa J. Glasband

750 Lexington Avenue
New YorkNY 10022-1200


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