- Yale University (B.A., History of Science and Medicine)
- Harvard Law School, cum laude (J.D.)
Law Clerk to the Honorable Shira Ann Scheindlin, United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
Law Clerk to the Honorable José A. Cabranes, United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
Elisha Barron, a Susman Godfrey partner and member of the firm’s Executive Committee, litigates high-stakes cases across the country and, in the last five years alone, has secured over $1 Billion in jury verdicts and settlements for her clients. Elisha represents plaintiffs and defendants through every stage of litigation in complex commercial cases, including in intellectual property, antitrust, False Claims Act litigation, and general commercial litigation.
Elisha was named a Future Star by Benchmark Litigation for 2023 and included on its 40 and Under Hot List in 2022. She has also been named among National Law Journal’s Plaintiffs Lawyer Trailblazers and called One to Watch in Commercial Litigation by Best Lawyers for 2021 and 2022. In 2019, New York Law Journal called her Rising Star.
Below are a few of Elisha’s notable representations and successes:
Ms. Barron also devotes significant time to pro bono matters. Most recently, she represented the City of Baltimore pro bono in a challenge to a new Health of Human Services Rule allowing health care providers to deny health care services for religious or “other” reasons. City of Baltimore v. HHS, 19-cv-1672 (D. Md.). The rule was vacated in 2019. In 2016 she received an award for outstanding pro bono service from the Legal Aid Society.
Before joining Susman Godfrey, Ms. Barron clerked for Judge Shira Scheindlin on the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, and Judge José Cabranes on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. She graduated from Yale University with a degree in History of Science and Medicine, and received her J.D., cum laude, from Harvard Law School, where she was an editor on the Journal on Legislation
Future Star, Benchmark Litigation (2023 Euromoney)
40 and Under Hot List, Benchmark Litigation (2022)
Plaintiffs Lawyer Trailblazer, National Law Journal (2021, ALM)
One to Watch, Commercial Litigation Best Lawyers (2021, 2022, 2023 Woodward White, Inc.)
Rising Star, New York Law Journal (ALM, 2019)
Recipient of the 2016 Pro Bono Publico Award for Outstanding Service to The Legal Aid Society
Articles Editor, Harvard Journal on Legislation
Dean’s Scholar, Legal Research and Writing
New York State Bar
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
Co-Chair Trial Advocacy Program, American Inn of Court, New York Chapter
Trade Secret Committee Member, New York City Bar Association
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