Elise H. Yu

Elise focuses her practice on complex commercial litigation and state and local taxation matters.
Elise Yu Portrait

Elise is an effective, passionate advocate for her clients whether in trial or appellate court, administrative proceedings, or pre-suit investigation and counseling. She has experience in all phases of litigation, including managing complex discovery, arguing dispositive motions, and trial.

Client Work

  • Successfully represented investors in business torts dispute, resulting in a favorable settlement for the client.
  • 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.

Boards, Memberships & Certifications

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

Publications, Presentations & Recognitions


  • “Important Guidance on Refusal-to-Deal Cases Expected Soon,” (co-author) Corporate Counseling – The Antitrust Counselor: February 2019 Newsletter (Feb. 15 2019)


  • “Monthly Antitrust Update Program for In-House Counsel,” American Bar Association, Antitrust Law Section, Corporate Counseling Committee (Jan. 10, 2019)


  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch, Best Lawyers (2021-2024)
  • Illinois Rising Star, Illinois Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters (2018-2021)