Elizabeth Aniskevich is an Associate at Cohen Milstein and a member of the firm’s Securities Fraud & Investor Protection practice group. Prior to joining the firm in 2012, Ms. Aniskevich served as the Pro Se Clerk at the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia in Alexandria, where she managed the pro se prisoner dockets of the seven district court judges.
Ms. Aniskevich has successfully litigated the following notable matters:
- IntraLinks: $14 million settlement. Cohen Milstein was lead counsel in the class action securities fraud litigation, which asserted violations of both the Securities Act and the Exchange Act. Ms. Aniskevich was involved in the class certification briefing and played a critical role in fact discovery, which included preparing for and taking more than 20 depositions and propounding extensive written discovery.
- Ebix Derivative Litigation: Lead counsel in a derivative lawsuit alleging questionable tax schemes and breach of fiduciary duty on the part of Ebix’s board of directors in misrepresenting the company’s financial results, organic growth, and internal controls over financial reporting. Ms. Aniskevich’s role in the Ebix litigation included drafting the operative complaint. The litigation, which recently settled, resulted in the adoption of corporate governance measures including the appointment of a Lead Independent Director, increasing the number of directors on the corporate governance committee, and creating a director of audit and director of internal tax positions to report directly to the Audit Committee.
- ITT Educational Services Securities Litigation: $16.96 million settlement. Cohen Milstein was lead counsel in a class action lawsuit against ITT Educational Services and two officers for alleged material misrepresentations and omissions concerning ITT's liabilities under certain risk-sharing agreements it had entered into with third-party student lenders of ITT student loans. Ms. Aniskevich wrote the complaint and opposed the motion to dismiss.
She is currently litigating:
- Intuitive Surgical Inc. Derivative Litigation: A derivative lawsuit against Intuitive Surgical’s directors and officers, asserting insider trading by officers and directors of Intuitive in connection with the cover-up of safety defects in the company’s flagship product, the da Vinci robotic surgery system. Ms. Aniskevich has briefed numerous procedural motions in what has been a long, hard-fought legal battle. She is currently involved in fact discovery.
Ms. Aniskevich earned her B.A. at the University of Florida, graduating valedictorian of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and received her J.D from American University’s Washington College of Law, graduating magna cum laude, Order of the Coif. She interned at Cohen Milstein while in law school and was a Senior Staff Member of the American University Law Review and served as a Research Assistant to her criminal law professor, Professor Ira P. Robbins. She was the recipient of the Clair A. Cripe award for outstanding performance in correctional law.