Elpitha Lambros is an associate in the firm’s Complex Commercial Litigation Practice and Labor and Employment Practice. Ms. Lambros has significant experience in a wide range of complex matters, including high-stakes commercial disputes and white collar investigations.
Ms. Lambros represents clients in both federal and state courts through all phases of litigation. She has represented clients in various industries including aerospace, financial services, food and beverage, healthcare, manufacturing, media, and real estate, in matters involving breach of contract, defamation, insurance coverage, employment disputes and more. Ms. Lambros also has experience in government investigations, where she has led investigative teams in response to government inquiries and participated in an international monitorship of a global financial institution.
In addition to her litigation work, Ms. Lambros counsels clients on a wide variety of employment matters, including employment policies and practices, employment agreements, restrictive covenants, employment discrimination, and wage and hour requirements. She has conducted investigations into claims of workplace misconduct, including claims of sex discrimination, hostile work environment, and retaliation. Ms. Lambros also collaborates with the corporate team to provide labor and employment law counsel on corporate deals.
Ms. Lambros also maintains an active and robust pro bono practice, where she represents individuals seeking asylum, prisoners in federal civil rights actions, and community organizations in commercial and employment-related matters. Most recently, Ms. Lambros successfully sought asylum on behalf of a client facing persecution on the basis of political opinion.
Ms. Lambros received her JD in 2015 from The University of Chicago Law School. In law school, Ms. Lambros served as a student attorney for the Federal Criminal Justice Clinic, where she successfully advocated on behalf of a client seeking clemency. Ms. Lambros received her BA in Sociology with a concentration in Cultural Studies from DePaul University, graduating summa cum laude in 2012.
Ms. Lambros served as a law clerk to the Hon. Charles P. Kocoras of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. She is admitted to practice in the state of Illinois and is a member of the Hellenic Bar Association of Illinois Board of Directors. Ms. Lambros also serves on the Associate Board of Chicago Scholars, an organization that provides mentorship and college access resources to first generation college students.