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Elisa Hevia Baca is an associate in the firm’s Miami Litigation Practice. She concentrates her practice on complex commercial litigation and putative class lawsuits filed in federal court, representing businesses in matters involving claims of consumer fraud, deceptive and unfair trade practices, mislabeling, and false or misleading advertising. She has helped clients defeat class certification and obtain summary judgments and outright dismissals prior to trial. Elisa also provides defense counsel and consulting in claims brought under Titles II and III of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Concentrations

  • Class action defense
  • Consumer fraud defense
  • Deceptive and unfair trade practices
  • Commercial and business litigation
  • Products liability litigation
  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

Capabilities

Experience

  • Defending a pet food manufacturer in a series of putative state-wide class action lawsuits filed throughout the United States alleging violations of consumer protection statutes and deceptive trade practices acts, fraud, breach of warranty, and unjust enrichment.
  • Defending manufacturer of water heater connector products in putative nationwide class action lawsuit alleging failure to warn, design defects, breach of warranty, and unjust enrichment.
  • Defending deodorant and antiperspirant manufacturer in putative nationwide class action lawsuit alleging violations of consumer protection statutes, fraud, breach of warranty, and unjust enrichment.
  • Obtained a dismissal with prejudice for air conditioning manufacturer in a putative class action lawsuit alleging product defects, and asserting warranty breaches and violation of consumer protection laws, including FDUTPA.
  • Obtained summary judgment for a Fortune 50 software company in a $43 Billion lawsuit involving alleged false advertising under the Lanham Act.
  • Obtained dismissal for fashion designer in alleged tortious interference lawsuit.
  • Defended international brewer and its subsidiaries in lawsuit alleging deceptive and unfair trade practices, unfair competition, and tortious interference, among other things.
  • Defending large city in putative class action lawsuit brought against it alleging violation of Title II of the ADA due to the alleged inaccessibility of the city’s sidewalks.
  • Provided defense counsel and consulting to retailers, restaurateurs, commercial landlords, and others for alleged violations of Title III of the ADA due to the inaccessibility of their stores, restaurants, and shopping centers.
  • Provided defense counsel and consulting to retailers and others for alleged violations of Title III of the ADA due to the inaccessibility of their websites and mobile apps.

Recognition & Leadership

  • Listed, The Legal 500 United States, Dispute Resolution - Product Liability, Mass Tort and Class Action Defense: Consumer Products (Including Tobacco), 2021
  • Member, Cuban American Bar Association

Credentials

Education
  • J.D., Harvard Law School
    • Editor-in-Chief, Harvard Journal of Sports and Entertainment Law
    • Recipient, Dean’s Scholar Prize in Legislation and Regulation
    • Research Assistant, Harvard Football Players Health Study, Protecting and Promoting the Health of NFL Players: Legal and Ethical Analysis and Recommendations
  • B.A., cum laude, University of Florida
    • Recipient, Anderson Scholarship, Highest Distinction
Admissions
  • Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
Languages
  • Spanish, Conversational