Elise M. Attridge focuses her practice on civil litigation and issues relating to government contracting. In her litigation work, she represents clients in the pharmaceutical, medical device, chemical, and financial services industries involved in commercial, product liability, insurance recovery, and construction disputes. Appearing in US federal and state courts, and at arbitrations and mediations, Elise often represents clients in matters of fraud, breach of contract, trade secrets, unfair trade practices, and the False Claims Act.
In her government contracting work, Elise advises clients on compliance with the Federal Acquisition Regulation along with other statutes and regulations. She also handles investigations involving the False Claims Act and Service Contract Act (SCA), and has litigated claims at the Civilian Board of Contract Appeals.
Throughout her practice, Elise collaborates with clients, information technology (IT) teams, and attorneys from Morgan Lewis’s innovative eData practice, helping clients implement strategies to manage their electronic discovery obligations in large-scale litigation matters.
Elise’s active pro bono practice includes advising a foreign national on her I-485 (Green Card) application and helping a nonprofit organization obtain a favorable settlement in a contract dispute.
Prior to joining Morgan Lewis, Elise served as a law clerk in the Maryland Office of the Attorney General’s Department of Human Resources, where she helped represent local social services departments in cases involving children in need of assistance and termination of parental rights. While in law school, Elise interned for Chief Magistrate Judge Paul W. Grimm of the US District Court for the District of Maryland.
University of Maryland School of Law, 2010, J.D., Magna Cum Laude
Washington and Lee University, 2006, B.A.
District of Columbia
U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland
Clerkship to the Maryland Office of The Attorney General Department of Human Resources
Awards and Affiliations
Member, Order of the Coif
Recipient, William P. Cunningham Award, University of Maryland School of Law