Elizabeth Wolstein, an experienced advocate who focuses on high-stakes government and business litigation, has joined the Schaerr l Jaffe team as a partner as of March 25, 2022.
She will be based in the firm's newly established New York City office at 200 Park Avenue.
“I'm excited about the opportunity to open the firm's New York office and strengthen its capacity to serve clients with New York-related disputes," Wolstein said of the move.
Founding Partner Gene Schaerr added, “We are thrilled to welcome Elizabeth to the firm and pleased to have her at the forefront of our expansion to New York City.”
Wolstein is a well-rounded litigator whose clients have ranged from organizations and individuals defending against government civil enforcement actions, to start-up and international businesses involved in critical commercial disputes.
She has litigated complex disputes involving a wide mix of subject areas, including non-profit governance, academic freedom, trademark, breach of contract, fraud and other business torts, civil rights, constitutional law, the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act, and federal and state freedom of information laws, to name a few.
Prior to joining Schaerr l Jaffe Wolstein was a partner at Schlam Stone & Dolan LLP, and also spent nine years in the Civil Division of the United States Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York, where she handled some of the Office's most significant cases including in the areas of constitutional law, civil rights, and the Freedom of Information Act. Following law school, she served as a law clerk to Judge James B. Loken of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit.
Wolstein received her law degree from Harvard Law School, where she was an editor of the Harvard Law Review, and graduated with a bachelor's degree from Yale University.