Elisa D’Amico assists clients with sophisticated litigation issues. Ms. D’Amico’s focuses her practice on Internet and technology law, specifically online privacy and cyber harassment. She also counsels clients concerning online affiliate marketing, consumer deception and fraud, and unfair deceptive acts and practices, as well as myriad complex creditors’ rights and bankruptcy related matters.
With her experience in the online marketing space, Ms. D’Amico represents several affiliate marketing networks both in general compliance matters and in defending the networks in agency investigations and lawsuits stemming from consumer complaints and allegations of deceptive practices.
Ms. D’Amico also has handled a wide range of commercial and bankruptcy litigation on behalf of financial institutions as well as secured and unsecured creditors, both in state and federal courts. For the past several years, Ms. D’Amico has represented an international diversified financial-services company in the prosecution of numerous commercial foreclosure lawsuits, including lawsuits to enforce notes, mortgages, loan documents, and security agreements. She also has counseled a secured lender in an action against a premium finance company where the court appointed a receiver and awarded prejudgment escrow of the principal balance of the loan and the appellate court affirmed with an award of attorneys’ fees and costs.
Ms. D’Amico also is the co-founder of the Cyber Civil Rights Legal Project (CCRLP), a global K&L Gates pro bono project providing legal services to victims of nonconsensual pornography (i.e., “revenge porn”) when their sexually explicit images are distributed and displayed online without consent. The CCRLP utilizes the firm’s elite cybersecurity and cyber forensics practices, allowing volunteers to deliver quality pro bono services to victims across the globe. Since its inception in late 2014, the CCRLP already has helped hundreds of victims fight back against cyber harassment and reclaim their online identities.
Before joining K&L Gates, Ms. D’Amico practiced law in New York at another global law firm. She also has worked as a legal intern for a prominent criminal defense attorney and trial lawyer, aiding in numerous matters, including the defense of People v. Gerald Garson in the Kings County Supreme Court.