Elizabeth Del Cid is a litigation attorney in the firm’s New York office. In over 11 years of practice, Ms. Del Cid has appeared before federal and state judges at the civil and criminal level, FINRA arbitrators, the SEC’s Enforcement Division, and administrative officers throughout the country. She has advised a myriad of clients, from major broker-dealers to government agencies to individual brokers and agents.
In 2018, Ms. Del Cid was named to the American Bar Association’s “On the Rise” list as one of the nation’s top 40 young lawyers. In 2017, she was awarded a Top Lawyers Under 40 Award by the Hispanic National Bar Association. Super Lawyers has also recognized Ms. Del Cid as a Rising Star in Securities for the past two years. The ABA selected Ms. Del Cid to participate in the Law Practice Fellowship and Collaborative Bar Leadership Academy.
Ms. Del Cid has first chaired bench trials and second chaired jury trials involving multi-millions of dollars in alleged damages. She has litigated several cases where a brokerage firm was forced to deal with the aftermath of a rogue advisor’s Ponzi or cherry picking scheme. She has counseled executives from national and regional financial institutions and their registered salespersons about compliance and supervisory procedures concerning outside business activities, registered investment advisory services, and due diligence of TICs and other securities products. Ms. Del Cid also successfully advocated on behalf of an insurance agent in a five-year long, complex commercial dispute brought on behalf of the beneficiaries of a family trust, alleging conspiracy to violate RICO. She has defended insurance companies in ERISA actions as well.
Although she is an experienced trial attorney, Ms. Del Cid recognizes that not all cases should be resolved by evidentiary hearing. She is a skilled business negotiator and has reached settlements for substantially less than the cost of defense before even participating in mediation.
Early in her legal career, Ms. Del Cid drafted policy and oversaw its enforcement on behalf of California municipalities. She is a native Spanish speaker.