Damon Elder represents clients in a wide variety of complex civil, class action, employment, product liability, consumer fraud, contract, and insurance coverage litigation in state and federal court. He has litigated class certification in numerous putative actions across the United States. He also navigates federal and state government investigations and claims involving the False Claims Act, Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act, and Fair Credit Reporting Act. Damon represents businesses, government agencies, and individuals involved in an array of industries, including financial services, technology, healthcare, and manufacturing. Damon also advises employers on their employment policies and practices.
Defended one of Seattle’s largest employers against multiple lawsuits alleging employment discrimination, retaliation, and hostile work environment, including in three-week and four-week jury trials; juries in each case returned complete defense verdicts in favor of the employer
A major pharmaceutical company in connection with consumer fraud allegations filed by the Washington Attorney General’s Office arising from the sale and marketing of the company’s implant products; after substantially narrowing the plaintiff’s claims through pretrial motions, the case settled on terms favorable to the client
An information technology company in a False Claims Act case relating to the provision of software and related services to the US Department of Defense and various military commands; obtained a favorable ruling for the client at summary judgment
A nonprofit in arbitration against various claims for breach of contract brought by multiple plaintiffs; obtained a favorable award resulting in the complete dismissal of the plaintiffs’ claims and a significant financial award for the client
Georgetown University Law Center, 2008, J.D., magna cum laude, Order of the Coif
Georgetown University, 2004, B.A.
District of Columbia
Awards and Affiliations
Rising Star, Super Lawyers (2016–2022)
Member, Board of Directors, Camp Korey, a Seattle-area nonprofit that serves children and their families living with life-altering medical conditions and chronic illness