Suzanne Elovecky

Biography

Suzanne Elovecky enjoys a diverse complex commercial litigation practice representing individuals and corporations in contract disputes, employment disputes, automobile dealership matters, shareholder disputes, and trademark and copyright matters.  Suzanne has significant experience practicing in state and federal courts, as well as in alternative dispute resolution settings.  She has tried numerous cases and argued matters on appeal.

Suzanne's notable litigation accomplishments include:

Breach of contract

  • Served as first chair representing law firm in arbitration of contract dispute resulting in successful award for full amount owed under the contract  
  • Obtained favorable settlement on behalf of Montreal-based lighting company in contract dispute

Defamation

  • In 2016, Ms. Elovecky obtained a $3.5 million defamation award from a federal jury on behalf of Saudi Arabian scientist Hayat Sindi, who sued Samia El-Mouslimany and her mother arising from numerous publications accusing Dr. Sindi of fabricating and exaggerating her academic credentials. She also persuaded the judge presiding over the trial to issue an injunction permanently barring the defendants from repeating defamatory statements about Dr. Sindi in the future.

Employment law

  • Served as first chair in trial concerning post-retirement employment/contract dispute in the District Court of the Virgin Islands

Franchise law

  • Obtained favorable settlement in favor of automobile franchise dealership in dispute with automobile manufacturer

Contract/Public Bid

  • Defeated a motion for preliminary injunction on behalf of client who was the successful low-bidder for a high-profile public transportation contract

Government investigation

  • Successfully negotiated in favor of client favorable resolution of Civil Investigative Demand issued by Massachusetts Attorney General, Antitrust Division

RICO

  • Obtained dismissal of U.S. Bankruptcy Court adversary proceeding alleging various violations of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act

Real estate litigation

  • Represented community group through trial and appeals process in a dispute over ownership of cottages built on land owned by a town

Pro bono

  • Obtained dismissal of truancy allegations in Juvenile Court on behalf of a mother and her children who were subject to religious discrimination
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  • Background
    • Todd & Weld LLP, 2012 to present
    • Ropes & Gray LLP, 2007-2012
  • Professional Activities
    • Women's Bar Association, Board of Directors Member (2017-2018)
    • Member of 2015-16 Women's Leadership Initiative (Women's Bar Association)
    • Massachusetts Bar Association, Professional Ethics Committee (2016-2017)
    • Boston Bar Association
  • Awards / Achievements
    • Named to 2018 Massachusetts Super Lawyers for Business Litigation
    • Named by Super Lawyers to 2017 Massachusetts Rising Stars for Business Litigation
    • Named by Super Lawyers to 2016 Massachusetts Rising Stars for Business Litigation
    • Named by Super Lawyers to 2015 Massachusetts Rising Stars
    • Named an Up and Coming Lawyer by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly as part of Excellence in the Law 2016
  • Civic & Charitable Involvement
    • Pro bono representation through Medical Legal Partnership, 2009-2012:
      • Family Law Mentor/Team Leader
      • Liaison to partner medical centers
      • Representation regarding visitation, custody, guardianship and adoption
    • Member, School Council, Pierce Elementary School, Brookline, MA, 2008-2010
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