Elliot D. Ostrove

Elliot D. Ostrove: Attorney with Epstein Ostrove, LLC
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Professional Experience

Elliot Ostrove joined EPSTEIN OSTROVE, LLC after practicing for more than 15 years in the complex commercial litigation department of a large regional law firm. He represents individuals and companies of all sizes in all aspects of commercial litigation in courts throughout the country, as well as in arbitration and mediation.

He is the Chair of our Commercial Litigation Department with practice areas that include trade secret/non-compete litigation, real estate litigation, consumer protection litigation, shareholder litigation, employment litigation, intellectual property litigation, class actions, and litigation of claims of fraud. Elliot is a frequent author and speaker about litigation and on issues such as class actions, consumer protection laws, trade secrets, non-compete agreements, and internet commerce.

A member of the New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators, Elliot is a New Jersey Court Rule 1:40 qualified mediator. He is also included on the roster of mediators for the New York Supreme Court, New York County, Commercial Division.Elliot has been recognized as a leading litigation practitioner by Benchmark Litigation: The Definitive Guide to America’s Leading Litigation Firms & Attorneys. He has been recognized as a New Jersey Super Lawyer, and, in 2011, was named by the New Jersey Law Journal as one of “40 Under 40.”

Through an effort he began in 2009, Elliot has teamed up with his former firm, Day Pitney, LLP, and with Merck & Co., to provide pro bono representation to Holocaust Survivors, assisting with the application process for certain reparations and pension payments. Elliot also sits on the Board of Directors of the National Organization for Albinism and Hypopigmentation – NOAH.

By Order effective March 1, 2017, Elliot was appointed by the Supreme Court of New Jersey for a five year term to the Board of Trustees for the IOLTA Fund of the Bar of New Jersey.

News, Publications & Presentations

· Co-author, "New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act," Day Pitney Alert, September 13, 2013

· Co-author, "Takeaways From NJ High Court's Willingboro Holding," Law360, September 9, 2013

· Co-author, "Class-Action Arbitration Wins the Day," New Jersey Law Journal, July 18, 2013

· Quoted, "Chai Center litigation costs could top $100,000," NorthJersey.com, June 13, 2013

· Featured, "NJ Judge Rules in Favor of Day Pitney Client Chai Center in its Fight to Build Synagogue," Day Pitney Press Release, June 6, 2013

· Quoted, "Judge rules in favor of Chai Center," NorthJersey.com, June 4, 2013

· Co-author, "The Road That Led To Standard Fire V. Knowles," Law360, April 9, 2013

· Co-author, "Collection Letters Must Clearly Convey Validation Notice," Law360, March 11, 2013

· Co-author, "TCPA Class Actions in Federal Court: Fate Still Uncertain," New Jersey Law Journal, December 26, 2012

· Co-author, "Uncommon Application of the Commonality Requirement," New Jersey Law Journal, November 26, 2012

· Featured, "Ninety-eight Day Pitney Attorneys Recognized by Super Lawyers," Day Pitney Press Release, October 22, 2012

· Co-author, "A New Act for Trade Secrets," New Jersey Law Journal, March 7, 2012

· Co-author, "New Jersey Governor Signs Legislation Adopting the Uniform Trade Secrets Act," Day Pitney Alert, January 12, 2012

· Speaker, "Preparation for Mediation, Bench Trial, and Jury Trial," NJ Paralegal Convention 2011, October 28, 2011

· Co-author, "N.J. Courts Waste No Time in Applying New Class-Action Waiver Ruling," New Jersey Law Journal, October 24, 2011

· Co-author, "Does Clicking 'I Agree' Create a Binding Contract?" New Jersey Law Journal, August 22, 2011

· Co-author, "Commentary: Concepcion allows companies to avoid the morass of class actions," National Law Journal, July 6, 2011

· Co-author, "New Jersey Appellate Division Further Defines "Fair and Forthright" Standard for Online Consumer Agreements," Day Pitney Alert, May 17, 2011

· Co-author, "Supreme Court Holds That Federal Arbitration Act Pre-empts Rule Prohibiting Class-Action Arbitration Waivers," Day Pitney Alert, May 4, 2011

· Co-author, "Internet Users Post Defamatory Statements at Their Own Risk," New Jersey Law Journal, December 23, 2010

· Featured, "Day Pitney Receives Top Ranking in Benchmark Litigation Survey for Litigation Practices in Connecticut and New Jersey," Day Pitney Press Release, October 15, 2010

· Co-author, "New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act: Principals Can Be Held Personally Liable for Company's Regulatory Violations," Day Pitney Alert, July 1, 2010

· Quoted, "Court Weighs Title Insurer's Liability For Attorney's Theft of Client Funds," New Jersey Law Journal, March 3, 2010

· Co-author, "Workplace Communication Policies and the Attorney-Client Privilege," New Jersey Law Journal, October 12, 2009

· Speaker and Panelist, "E-Discovery for Complex Commercial Litigation," Applied Discovery 2009 Regional CLE Series: E-Discovery Best Practices for Complex Matters, July 30, 2009

· Featured, "Day Pitney LLP Partners Named as Top Litigation Practitioners by Benchmark: Litigation, 2009," Day Pitney Press Release, December 2008

· "Feds Get More Ammunition Against Identity Theft," Day Pitney Alert, November 12, 2008

· "New York Enacts Law to Protect Social Security Numbers," Day Pitney Alert, May 12, 2008

· Speaker, "Consumer Protection Litigation Essentials," Institute of Continuing Legal Education, June 29, 2007

· "High court review Pending: Privacy rights for internet users' ID," New Jersey Lawyer, 16 NJL 742-43, April 16, 2007

· Speaker, New Jersey Corporate Counsel Association, "The New Employer Burdens - Identity Theft and Consumer Protection," April 4, 2006

· "Identity Theft Tackled in Notification State," New Jersey Lawyer Magazine, No. 239, p.60, April 2006

· "Are Your Secrets Safe? The Time is Now For A Trade Secret Audit," The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel, Volume 13, No. 8, August 2005

· "Within Reason, MD Non-Compete Clause Valid," New Jersey Law Journal, 14 NJL 891, May 9, 2005

· Co-author of the New Jersey, USA Chapter, Intellectual Property World Desk Reference, Gielbelhaus-Mains, Dawn H. and Prenal, Anthony, (Kluwer Law International 2005)

· "In Wake of Maw: Rethinking Non-Compete Covenants," New Jersey Lawyer, 43 NJL 247, February 9, 2004

· "Employee Duty of Loyalty Upheld," The Law Report, Vol. 9, No. 6, July 2001

· "Little-Known Statute Provides Broad Remedies for Computer-Related Offenses," The Law Report, Vol. 8, No. 7, July 2000

· "The 'New Business Rule' is Alive and Well Living in New Jersey," New Jersey Law Report, Vol. 6, No. 9, September 1999

Professional Affiliations

· New Jersey State Bar Association, Internet & Computer Law Committee, Equity Jurisprudence Committee, Class Actions Committee, Business and Commercial Litigation Committee

Awards and Achievements

· Recognized as a leading litigation practitioner in Benchmark: Litigation, the Definitive Guide to America's Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys, 2009-2013

· Recognized as a New Jersey Super Lawyer "Rising Star," 2011-2012

· Named one of "40 Under 40" by the New Jersey Law Journal, August 12, 2011

Areas of Practice (6)

  • Complex Commercial Litigation
  • Business Litigation
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Business
  • Consumer Protection Litigation

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
(732) 828-8600  Phone
University Attended:
Rutgers College, B.A., 1994
Law School Attended:
Rutgers University School of Law - Newark, J.D., Certificate in Conflict Management, 1997
Year of First Admission:
2000, U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York; 2000, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York; 1997, U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey; 2009, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit; 1997, New Jersey; 1998, New York

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