Elise M. Bloom
Elise M. Bloom is a member of Proskauer’s Executive Committee, co-head of the Class & Collective Actions Group and former co-chair of the Labor & Employment Law Department. During her tenure as co-chair, the department was named one of the top three U.S. labor and employment practices by The American Lawyer, ranked by Chambers Global 2014 as Band 1 in the U.S. and by Chambers USA 2014 as Band 1 Nationwide, and recipient of the Chambers USA 2012 Award for Excellence.
Elise is recognized as one of the leading employment lawyers and was named "Best in Labor & Employment" at Euromoney’s 2016 and 2014 Americas Women in Business Law Awards. Most recently, Elise was named one of New York Law Journal's 2016 Top Women in Law which recognizes those making strides to push the legal profession forward for women. She is also widely considered to be one of the most creative and effective Wage & Hour Collective Action defense lawyers in the U.S., as demonstrated by the fact that she was recently named as one of the top five Class Action "Most Valuable" lawyers by Employment Law360. Elise defends employers against individual and class actions brought under federal and state anti-discrimination laws as well as against collective and class action claims alleging wage and hour violations under federal and state law.