Elise focuses her practice on complex commercial litigation and state and local taxation matters. She is a passionate advocate for her clients, and has represented clients in federal and state courts in Illinois and Michigan in a wide variety of disputes, including breach of contract, business torts, real estate, and employment. Elise has experience in all phases of litigation, including managing discovery, taking and defending depositions, working with expert witnesses, dispositive motions, and trial. 

  • Experience

    • Successfully first-chaired arbitrations in multiple matters involving breach of contract and breach of fiduciary duty claims.
    • Briefed and argued a successful summary judgment motion in a declaratory judgment action on a shareholder agreement, resulting in a favorable settlement for the client.
    • Assisted at trial in defense of accounting malpractice action.
  • Credentials


    • University of Michigan Law School, J.D., 2014,
      Michigan Telecommunications and Technology Law Review, Contributing Editor
      Dean’s Merit Scholarship
      Honorable Timothy P. Connors, Washtenaw County Trial Court, Judicial Intern (2014)
    • University of Michigan, B.A., 2010,
      Undergraduate Research Assistant
      Women’s Lacrosse Team (2006-2007)

    Bar Admissions

    • Illinois
    • Michigan
      • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
      • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan

          Professional Memberships

          • American Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division
          • State Bar of Michigan, Business Law and Litigation Sections

          Languages Spoken & Fluency

          • Korean, Conversant
        • Insights


          Upcoming Seventh Circuit Ruling May Impact Standards for Refusal to Deal Claims

          In Viamedia v. Comcast, the Seventh Circuit is currently reviewing a district court’s decision to dismiss a refusal to deal claim on a 12(b)(6) motion because plaintiff Viamedia failed to allege that Comcast’s refusal to deal had no rational competitive purpose.

          News Release

          Super Lawyers Names 39 Schiff Attorneys to 2019 Illinois Super Lawyers, Rising Stars Lists

          Two partners were recognized among “best of the best” on 2019 Illinois Top Lists


          Monthly Antitrust Update Program for In-House Counsel

          American Bar Association, Antitrust Law Section, Corporate Counseling Committee

          Other Publications

          • “Important Guidance on Refusal-to-Deal Cases Expected Soon,” (co-author) Corporate Counseling – The Antitrust Counselor: February 2019 Newsletter (Feb. 15 2019)

          Speeches & Presentations

          • “Monthly Antitrust Update Program for In-House Counsel,” American Bar Association, Antitrust Law Section, Corporate Counseling Committee (Jan. 10, 2019)