October 1, 2022

Volume XII, Number 274

Elise H. Yu


Elise works with clients in complex commercial litigation matters, including breach of contract, business torts, real estate, employment, and class actions. She has represented clients in federal court and has argued motions in state courts in Illinois and Michigan. Elise also brings experience drafting pleadings, discovery requests and responses, motions, and briefs


  • 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.


  • 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

Professional Memberships

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

Languages Spoken & Fluency

  • Korean, Conversant

Articles in the National Law Review database by Elise H. Yu