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Elaine Nguyen

Associate - new york


Legal Expertise

Elaine Nguyen is an associate in Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp's Litigation Practice Group. Elaine's practice focuses on commercial and IP litigation. 

Prior to joining the firm, Elaine was an associate at Carter Ledyard & Milburn LLP. While at Carter Ledyard & Milburn, she focused on complex litigation matters, including commercial litigation and patent litigation. She has extensive experience conducting legal research, drafting various memoranda, deposition outlines, motions, and third-party subpoenas, preparing discovery productions, and resolving day-to-day discovery related issues. Elaine was involved in pre-trial preparations on patent cases, including preparing deposition designations, exhibit lists, and demonstratives.

Representative Matters

  • Represented a management company in a 7-day virtual arbitration involving breach of a management agreement; successfully defended against a California TAA claim and a Tennessee TCA claim; and obtained a favorable award of damages well in excess of a million dollars for breach of contract, including an award of attorney’s fees and costs.

Honors & Awards

  • “Rising Star: New York — Metro,” Super Lawyers®, 2022-2023
  • Recipient, The Legal Aid Society’s 2019 Pro Bono Publico Award
  • Recipient of the Dean’s List Scholarship at Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
  • Fellow, David Berg Foundation

Professional, Business and civic Affiliations

  • Member, New York State Bar Association

Other Career Experience

  • Associate, Carter Ledyard & Milburn LLP
  • Legal Extern, New York Office of the Attorney General - Social Justice Division
  • Legal Intern, South Brooklyn Legal Services - Family Law & Domestic Violence Unit



  • New York
  • U.S. District Court
  •      Southern District of New York
  •      Eastern District of New York


Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, J.D., 2016; cum laude

Staff Editor & Articles Editor, Cardozo Law Review

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, B.A., 2012


  • Cantonese
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