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Elisabeth Ponce

Elisabeth Ponce


Elisabeth Ponce focuses her practice on employment litigation and counseling. She has litigated a broad range of employment lawsuits and class and collective actions in federal court and before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the New York State Division of Human Rights, and the New York City Commission on Human Rights. Elisabeth also has substantial experience representing companies nationally and across various industries in a wide range of employment-related matters and investigations, including hirings, performance management and terminations, restructurings and RIFs, employment contracts, restrictive covenants, and investigations involving harassment and #MeToo allegations. She routinely defends employers in investigations, audits, and proceedings before many federal and state governmental agencies.


Elisabeth maintains an active pro bono practice and has won asylum for numerous clients in affirmative proceedings.


Elisabeth began her career as an Associate at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP.



  • New York University School of Law, J.D., 2018

  • Duke University, B.A, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, 2015


  • New York

  • United States District Courts: Southern and Eastern Districts of New York


  • "Ten Years Post-Therasense: Closing the Gap Between Walker Process Fraud and Inequitable Conduct,"  31(2) Competition: J. Anti. & Unfair Comp. L. Sec. Cal. L. Assoc. 156 (2021) (co-author)

  • "Courts Are Aligning Patent Fraud, Inequitable Conduct Claims," Law360  (May 18, 2021) (co-author)

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