Lawyer • Advocate • Warrior • Communicator
Elisa D’Amico is a skilled litigator at K&L Gates with a unique practice that combines litigation, communication, and public relations. She counsels corporations, educational institutions, and high-profile individuals in proactively planning for and effectively managing digital crisis situations through the creation and implementation of crisis response, risk management, and communications management plans.
Her work includes providing counsel to clients battling domestic and international PR crises, university scandals from sexual harassment to illicit online activities on social media, corporate impostor accounts and websites, social engineering, and leaked confidential and proprietary information. In this role, she also fights technology facilitated harassment, including internet-based harassment, sexual cyberharassment and sextortion, fraud, unfair and deceptive acts and practices, and other privacy violations.
Elisa is well known for her work co-founding the Cyber Civil Rights Legal Project, a global pro bono project aimed at empowering and helping individuals whose sexually explicit images are distributed and displayed online without consent regain control of their digital footprints and their lives. She regularly writes and lectures about her work and she frequently is consulted by various media outlets, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, CNN, MSNBC, and Broadly./VICE on those topics.
Among her many accolades, Elisa was awarded the Miami-Dade FAWL President’s Pro Bono Award in 2014; the Miami Herald “20 Under 40” emerging leaders in 2014; the HYPE® Miami Difference Maker” by the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce in 2014; the inaugural “Attorney of the Year” by the ALM/Daily Business Review in 2015; The Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division Pro Bono Service Award in 2016; “On the Rise” by the ABA Young Lawyers Division in 2017; The Florida Bar President’s Pro Bono Award in 2019, and the “Rising Star Award” from Fordham Law School in 2019. She also holds a AV® Preeminent Rating from Martindale Hubbell.