Elizabeth Del Cid


Office: New York City

Direct: 818-404-1101

Fax: 312-422-6110


  • Professional Overview
    Elizabeth Del Cid is a Partner at the New York City office of O’Hagan Meyer.

    Ms. Del Cid is a highly skilled litigator who handles all aspects of complex civil and criminal litigation from coast to coast. She has taken the lead in numerous high-exposure lawsuits on both the plaintiff’s and defense sides in New York, the Midwest, and California. Her practice focuses on consumer law litigation, civil rights advocacy, sex abuse and molestation, and bet-the-business financial disputes in federal and state courts and arbitration throughout the country. Elizabeth also advises directors and officers in business matters, and condominium and cooperative boards in real estate disputes.

    Ms. Del Cid manages and oversees all aspects of a case from inception to resolution including the initial pleadings, discovery, written and oral arguments, settlement negotiations, and trial. She has prepared and prevailed by way of dispositive motions for her clients, both individuals and institutions. In addition, throughout the course of her over 16-year career, she has counseled, prepared, interviewed and deposed countless witnesses in English and Spanish for regulatory, compliance and court-initiated matters.

    Prior to joining O'Hagan Meyer, Ms. Del Cid honed her advocacy skills as a trial attorney and partner at national law firms in New York and California. She represented clients in class actions, coordinated proceedings, business tort, RICO, fraud, bankruptcy, blockchain, financial services, securities and employment matters. Ms. Del Cid also drafted and enforced public policy and laws in California. Before that, she externed for the Honorable Nancy C. Dreher of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit.

    Since 2016, Ms. Del Cid has served as an arbitrator for the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA).

    Ms. Del Cid is a frequent speaker and author in her industry in both English and Spanish. Her contributions to the profession have been recognized by the American Bar Association, Hispanic National Bar Association, and Super Lawyers.
  • Practice Areas
  • Education and Admissions


    • B.A. from University of California, Los Angeles - cum laude with Honors
    • J.D. from University of Minnesota Law School - Dean's List, Recognition for Law-related Public Service and National Moot Court (Best Brief)


    • United States District Court for the Central District of California
    • United States District Court for the Northern District of California
    • United States District Court for the Northern District of Iowa
    • United States District Court of Connecticut
    • United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

    States Licensed

    • California
    • New York
  • Professional Organization Memberships
    • FINRA – Arbitrator (2016-present)
    • SIFMA Compliance & Legal Society – Future Leaders Event and Women’s Leadership Forum (2016-20)
    • Financial Women’s Association (2016)
    • American Bar Association – Collaborative Bar Leadership Academy Alumna (2016), Law Practice Fellow (2017-18), Division Fellow (2020-22), Diversity & Inclusion Committee (2017-18 – Member, 2020-22 – Vice Chair), Book Publishing Committee (2020-22), Outreach Committee (2020-22), Fellows Subcommittee (2020-22), Pro Bono Committee (2020-22), and Women Rainmakers Committee (2017-22)
    • Hispanic National Bar Association – 2017 Top Lawyers Under 40; Chicago 2016 Convention CLE Committee and CLE Speaker; Los Angeles 2008 Convention Committee
    • New York Civil Courts Help Desk – Pro Bono Attorney (2016-17)
    • Pro Bono Attorney for undocumented immigrants seeking asylum or employment authorization (2018-present)
    • UCLA Moot Court Competitions - Judge (2007-10)
    • West Hollywood LGBT Legal Aid – Pro Bono Attorney (2009)
    • Project Chrysalis for Battered Women – Pro Bono Advocate (2005-06)
    • Disability Rights/IDEA Special Education Law Program – Pro Bono Advocate awarded Recognition for Law-related Public Service (2005-06)
    • Office of California Assembly Speaker Robert Hertzberg and Assembly Member Lloyd Levine - Intern (2000 and 2004)
    • L.A. Youth Newspaper – Board of Directors and Alumna (1999-2010)
  • News, Honors, Publications & Speeches
    • Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2017-23
    • American Bar Association, Law Practice Fellow, 2017-18 and 2020-21
    • Negocios Now, Latinos 40 Under 40 New York, 2019
    • American Bar Association, On The Rise – Top 40 Young Lawyers, 2018
    • Hispanic National Bar Association, Top Lawyers Under 40, 2017
    • American Bar Association, Collaborative Bar Leadership Academy Alumna, 2016
    Speaking Engagements:
    • Lawline, “The California Consumer Privacy Act – A New Frontier for Data Privacy in the United States and What to Expect in 2023” CLE with Shahryar Shaghaghi, 2022
    • Capítulo de Panamá del Club Español del Arbitraje y la Comisión de Mediación y Arbitraje del Colegio Nacional de Abogados de Panamá [Panama Arbitration Club and Panama Bar Association], “Arbitraje y Disputas Financieras” [Arbitration and Financial Disputes] with Zaida Llerena, Manuel Conthe and Miguel Ángel Clare, 2020
    • Cohn Reznick Advisory, “You Transitioned to a Remote-Work Environment. Have Your Cyber and Privacy Policies and Practices Moved with You?” CLE/CPE with Shahryar Shaghaghi, Joseph Facciponti and Ondrej Krehel, 2020
    • Lawline, “The California Consumer Privacy Act – A New Frontier for Data Privacy in the United States and What to Expect in 2020” CLE with Shahryar Shaghaghi and Joseph Facciponti, 2020
    • Oppenheimer & Co., Inc., “Fostering Diverse and Inclusive Cultures in Legal Departments” CLE, with Theodore Snyder, Katherine M. McGrail and Elizabeth Davis, 2020
    • National Law Institute, “Practical Pointers for Creating a More Inclusive Culture Within Legal Communities,” CLE, 2019
    • National Law Institute, “Understanding the Costs and Complexity of Data-Privacy” CLE with Shahryar Shaghaghi and Joseph Facciponti, 2019
    • Lawline’s Data Breach and Privacy CLE Event, “Understanding the Costs and Complexity of Data Privacy Rules and Regulations in the U.S. and Abroad” CLE with Shahryar Shaghaghi, 2019
    • Cohn Reznick Advisory, “Understanding the Costs and Complexity of Data-Privacy” CLE/CPE with Shahryar Shaghaghi and Joseph Facciponti, 2019
    • Murphy & McGonigle Community Service Program for St. Ann School and St. Aloysius School of Harlem, “Being a First-generation Mexican-American college graduate,” 2016-17 and 2019
    • Murphy & McGonigle Breakfast CLE Series, “Practical Pointers for Creating a More Inclusive Culture Within Legal Communities” with Katherine M. McGrail and Elizabeth Davis, 2019
    • Independent Broker Dealer Consortium Annual Conference, “Examination of Variable Annuities” with Andrew Melnick, 2017
    • Practising Law Institute, “Senior Investors: Litigation Trends and Regulatory Update” CLE with Sharon O’Shaughnessy, 2017
    • University of Minnesota Law School Alumni Association, “Speaker Series: Elizabeth Del Cid,” 2017
    • National Association of Women Lawyers, Winner of YouTube Video on Diversity & Inclusion, 2016
    • Hispanic National Bar Association Annual Convention, “Beware of Spoliation: Civil and Criminal Penalties for Destroying Stale Information” CLE, 2016
    • Inter-American Bar Association, “Introduction to FINRA Securities Arbitration” with Richard Berry, Theodore Krebsbach and Katherine McGrail, 2016
    • AIG, “Financial Institutions Claims/Updates in the Securities Industry” CE/CLE with Samuel Y. Edgerton, III, 2014
    • Professional Liability Attorney Network, “The Ins and Outs of FINRA’s Broker Expungement Process” CE/CLE with Samuel Y. Edgerton, III, 2014
    • “The Dodd-Frank Act” CLE with Theodore C. Peters, 2013
    • Multiple press conferences and televised interviews regarding civil and criminal law matters in English and Spanish, 2001-22
    • Numerous articles and blog regarding child victim rights in English and Spanish, 2020-22
    • “Ten Practical Steps to Protect Your Remote Workspace from a Cyberattack and the Exposure of Private Information,” Special Edition of E-Noticias: Response and Activities to Covid-19 Pandemic, Hispanic National Bar Association, May 2020
    • “Covid-19 Legal Implications: Cybersecurity and Privacy” with Joseph Facciponti and James Goldfarb, Murphy & McGonigle Client Alert, April 3, 2020
    • “Advisor Transitions: Avoiding the Legal Pitfalls” with Andrew Melnick, Charles Schwab Compliance Review, October 16, 2019
    • “How To Avoid Liability For Halo Statements” with James Goldfarb and Gaurav Talwar, Law360, July 19, 2018
    • “Whether The Failure To Preserve Discoverable Information Will Be Treated As Conduct Subject To Sanction Or A Tort Depends On What Remedies Are In Place And Who Is The Actor,” Noticias, Hispanic National Bar Association, Fall 2017
    • “Revisiting Affiliated Ute: Will It Supersize Leidos?” with James Goldfarb, Stephen Crimmins, and Michael Rella, Law360, May 18, 2017
    • “Proportionality Takes Hold In 2nd Circ.: Takeaways For 2017” with Soren Packer, Law360, January 11, 2017
    • “New York Proposes Groundbreaking Cybersecurity Regulations for Financial Institutions and Insurers” with Katherine McGrail, Bloomberg BNA, December 5, 2016
    • “Spoliation Allegations Spread into Arbitration” with Katherine McGrail, Best Law Firms 2017, 7th ed., Winter 2016
    • “Legal Capsule: Elizabeth Del Cid Talks Securities Arbitration,” Inter-American Bar Association D.C. Chapter website, October 26, 2016
    • “Cybersecurity Defense: Ways to Ward Off a Cyber Warfare Apocalypse at the Office and in Court,” Noticias, Hispanic National Bar Association, Spring 2016
    • “Developing a Women’s Initiative That Works,” NAWBO One, National Association of Women Business Owners, February 15, 2016 Contributor, Calsurance Newsletter, 2014-15
  • Languages
    • English
    • Spanish