Elizabeth Leong, a member of the firm's Business Litigation Group, focuses her practice on complex business, ecclesiastical, and property insurance coverage litigation.
Complex Business Litigation
Ms. Leong has extensive experience representing clients in complex commercial matters involving business torts, unfair and deceptive trade practices, antitrust, and products liability issues. She has handled many class actions, including matters involving the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), antitrust, and products liability claims. She has achieved positive results for clients, such as successfully moving to strike class action and antitrust allegations in a case which sought $50 million in damages from a cable communications company.
Ms. Leong defends religious organizations against vicarious liability and negligence claims arising out of allegations of sexual abuse, including nearly 60 different cases that have been consolidated in federal court, which arise from claims of abuse at a school in Haiti. Ms. Leong’s successes include winning a motion for summary judgment for a religious order in an action brought by two plaintiffs who claimed they were abused by the order’s founder.
Property Insurance Coverage Litigation
Ms. Leong represents and advises numerous insurance companies in first-party property insurance coverage actions, including business interruption and bad faith claims. She has represented numerous commercial property insurers in several multi-million dollar cases involving business interruption and property damage claims arising out of Superstorm Sandy and Hurricane Katrina.
Prior to joining Robinson+Cole, Ms. Leong was an associate with a major law firm in New York where she was involved in complex commercial and trademark infringement litigation.