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Elisa H. Baca is an associate in the firm’s Miami Litigation Practice. She concentrates her practice on complex commercial litigation matters in both federal and state courts, representing businesses in matters involving claims of consumer fraud, breach of contract, and business tort claims. She has helped clients defeat class certification and obtain summary judgments and outright dismissals prior to trial.

Concentrations

  • Class action defense
  • Consumer fraud defense
  • Deceptive and unfair trade practices
  • Breach of contract
  • Commercial and business litigation
  • Products liability litigation

Capabilities

Experience

  • Representing Fortune 50 software company in multibillion-dollar claims involving alleged violations of false advertising under the Lanham Act.
  • 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.
  • Defending a pet food manufacturer in a series of putative class action lawsuits throughout the United States involving, among other things, claims for breach of state consumer protection statutes, state deceptive trade practices acts, breach of express and implied warranties, and unjust enrichment.
  • Defending manufacturer of water connector products in putative class action lawsuit alleging failure to warn, design defects, breach of warranty, and unjust enrichment.
  • Defending international brewer and its subsidiaries in lawsuit alleging deceptive and unfair trade practices, unfair competition, and tortious interference, among other things.
  • Obtained dismissal for fashion designer in alleged tortious interference lawsuit.

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, 2017
    • 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, 2014
    • 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