• Brooklyn Law School, JD, 2016
  • Syracuse University, BA (cum laude), 2013

Elise D Balaban is a litigation associate whose practice focuses on insurance defense litigation, including professional malpractice, New York State Labor Law claims, general negligence claims, motor vehicle law and premises liability.

Prior to joining Kennedys, Elise’s practice focused on the defense of physicians, professional corporations, hospitals and healthcare providers in Medical Malpractice disputes. Elise also has experience in complex commercial litigation, representation of financial institutions, broker-dealers and individual advisors in litigation, FINRA regulatory proceedings and investigations, execution of multi-million dollar corporate transactions and General Data Protection Regulation compliance matters.

During law school, Elise served as Editor of the Brooklyn Journal of International Law and won first place in the Center for Urban Business Entrepreneurship Innovators Competition for a web-based technology designed to increase the probability that a trademark would be granted by leveraging artificial intelligence, including machine learning and natural language processing. She thereafter founded Juris AI, a legal tech startup that utilized this technology.

In 2019-2022, Elise was selected to the Super Lawyers New York Metro Rising Stars list.  Each year, no more than 2.5% of lawyers in the State are selected to this list.

Qualifications and admissions

  • New York
  • New Jersey
  • US District Court, Southern District of New York

Market recognition

  • Super Lawyers New York Metro Rising Star, 2019-2022

Report decisions

  • Santina Abbate, as Administrator of the Estate of Andrew C. Donato, deceased v. Alexios Apazidis, et al., Supreme Court, Nassau County, Index No. 603144/2017 (summary judgment motion granted)
  • Evelyn Turner and Raynor Skyers v. Interfaith Medical Center, et al., Supreme Court, Kings County, Index No. 11948/2015 (motion to dismiss granted)