Elaine is a member of the Appellate and Litigation & Dispute Resolution practice groups.
Her practice focuses on appellate advocacy, and she has litigated appeals in state and federal courts involving products liability, malpractice, labor and employment, and property rights. She also has experience with financial services investigations, white-collar criminal investigations, and cybersecurity matters.
Before joining Woods Rogers Vandeventer Black, Elaine served as a law clerk to the Honorable Chief Justice Lemons of the Supreme Court of Virginia and worked at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP. She also served as an extern to the Honorable Michael F. Urbanski.
Elaine earned her law degree from Washington and Lee University School of Law, where she was a Burks Scholar and Lead Articles Editor for the Washington and Lee Law Review.
- with Beth Burgin Waller, Comment: The Necessary Evolution of State Data Breach Notification Laws: Keeping Pace with New Cyber Threats, Quantum Decryption, and the Rapid Expansion of Technology, Washington and Lee Law Review, Winter 2022
A New Day for Data Privacy: California Privacy Act Exemptions Will Expire
September 1, 2022
Questions About Tort and Contract Claims in the Cybersecurity Context Left Unsettled
November 30, 2021