Elie Salamon

Elie Salamon

Senior Associate

Elie Salamon focuses on complex commercial litigation and product liability litigation for major corporations. Mr. Salamon has represented clients in class actions and multidistrict litigations involving claims of product defects, personal injury, property damage, and consumer fraud. He regularly provides strategic litigation counseling to achieve favorable resolutions for clients.

Mr. Salamon also maintains an active pro bono practice, including amicus briefs before the US Supreme Court. He represented more than 60 federal and state prosecutors as amici supporting a petition for a writ of certiorari filed on behalf of Brendan Dassey, the subject of the Netflix docuseries Making a Murderer. The brief was featured in stories by The New York Times, Bloomberg and The National Law Journal. Mr. Salamon also represented the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers in Currier v. Virginia, 138 S. Ct. 2144 (2018), a double-jeopardy case before the high court, and represented several associations of criminal defense lawyers as amici supporting a petition for a writ of certiorari before the US Supreme Court in Harris v. Maryland, No. 20-101, a due process, prosecutorial delay case.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Salamon served as a law clerk to the Honorable Richard K. Eaton of the United States Court of International Trade and as a law clerk to the Honorable Richard C. Wesley of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

Mr. Salamon graduated magna cum laude from Albany Law School. While obtaining his degree, he served as executive editor for the Miscarriages of Justice issue of the Albany Law Review and served as a research assistant for Albert and Angela Farone Distinguished Professor of Law Patrick M. Connors, author of the Siegel, New York Practice treatise and author of the McKinney's Practice Commentaries for the CPLR and New York Rules of Professional Conduct.

As a student, Mr. Salamon interned for the Honorable Lawrence E. Kahn of the United States District Court for the Northern District of New York and received the Domenick L. Gabrielli Appellate Advocacy Moot Court Competition’s Best Brief award.

Mr. Salamon is fluent in French.

Experience

  • Fortune Global 100 multinational technology company in multidistrict litigation involving 28 nationwide putative class actions alleging consumer fraud and defects in top-load washing machines.
  • Leading multinational furniture and appliance company in putative nationwide class action alleging consumer fraud, defects and negligent recall in connection with chests and dressers.
  • Fortune Global 100 multinational technology company in objector appeal before US Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit regarding fairness, reasonableness and adequacy of global class action settlement agreement in multidistrict litigation.
  • Fortune Global 100 multinational technology company in putative nationwide class action alleging consumer fraud and defects in kitchen appliances.
  • Fortune Global 100 multinational technology company in putative class action on behalf of California purchasers alleging consumer fraud and defects in smartphones.
  • Fortune Global 100 multinational oil and gas company in multijurisdictional environmental permitting dispute related to coastal land loss.
  • Fortune Global 100 multinational technology company in putative nationwide class action alleging consumer fraud in the screen resolution of smartphones and tablets.
  • Fortune Global 100 multinational technology company in putative nationwide class action alleging consumer fraud and defects in LED televisions.
  • Fortune Global 100 multinational technology company in appeals before US Court of Appeals for the Third and Ninth Circuits regarding enforceability of arbitration agreements for consumer products.

Recognition

The Legal 500 US
Product Liability, Mass Tort and Class Action: Consumer Products (including tobacco) (2022)

Credentials

Education
  • JD, Albany Law School, 2013, magna cum laude
  • BPAPM, International Studies, Carleton University, 2010, with distinction
Admissions
  • New York
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • US Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
  • US District Court, Southern District of New York
  • US District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • US Court of International Trade
Clerkships
  • US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, The Honorable Richard C. Wesley
  • United States Court of International Trade, The Honorable Richard K. Eaton
Languages
  • French
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