Scott E. Kauff
Scott E. Kauff
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Scott established the Law Offices of John K. Dema’s Washington, DC regional office in Rockville, Maryland in 2004...
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Jack Dema
Jack Dema
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John K. Dema is nationally recognized as a pioneer in natural resource damages litigation
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Briana Dema
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Briana’s practice focuses in the areas of environmental litigation, including natural resource damages, products liability, and toxic torts litigation...
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Derek Sugimura
Derek Sugimura
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Derek’s practice focuses in the areas of environmental litigation, including natural resource damages, products liability, and toxic torts litigation...
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Eli Savit
Eli Savit
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Eli Savit is a Michigan-based attorney and a law professor at the University of Michigan Law School...
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Elise Keys
Elise Keys
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Elise focuses on the development of complex legal strategy, research, and brief writing across the firm’s practice areas...
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Jamie Crooks
Jamie Crooks
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Jamie currently assists the firm as Of Counsel in its representation of public clients in natural resource damages (“NRD”) actions...
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John T. Dema
John T. Dema
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John established the firm’s New York City office in 2016. John represents individuals, small businesses...
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  • Environmental Litigation
  • Natural Resource Damages
  • Products Liability and Toxic Torts Litigation
  • Consumer Protection Litigation
  • Appellate Litigation
  • Vermont Law School, J.D., summa cum laude
  • Pepperdine University School of Law, J.D. candidate (transferred), merit scholar
  • University of St Andrews, M.A. (Hons.), International Relations and Modern History
  • Hon. Peter W. Hall, U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
  • Vermont
  • New Jersey
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

Elise M. Keys

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  • Environmental Litigation
  • Natural Resource Damages
  • Products Liability and Toxic Torts Litigation
  • Consumer Protection Litigation
  • Appellate Litigation
  • Vermont Law School, J.D., summa cum laude
  • Pepperdine University School of Law, J.D. candidate (transferred), merit scholar
  • University of St Andrews, M.A. (Hons.), International Relations and Modern History
  • Hon. Peter W. Hall, U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
  • Vermont
  • New Jersey
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

Biography

Elise focuses on the development of complex legal strategy, research, and brief writing across the firm’s practice areas. Her current practice encompasses lawsuits brought by public clients who have alleged significant contamination of their natural resources by per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (“PFAS”), aqueous film forming foam (“AFFF”), the gasoline additive methyl tertiary butyl ether (“MTBE”), and other hazardous substances.

 

Elise also assists the firm in its representation of individuals in environmental, products liability, and consumer protection litigation. Elise clerked for the Honorable Peter W. Hall on the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Prior to her clerkship, Elise worked as a litigation associate for Boies Schiller Flexner in New York City, where she focused on international judgment enforcement, questions of foreign sovereign immunity related to acts of terrorism, crisis management, and governmental investigations.


Elise graduated from Vermont Law School, where she won the best petitioner brief award in an annual moot court competition and scored a perfect round at a regional National Moot Court Competition. While in law school, Elise interned for a United States District Court Judge and then a United States Court of Appeals Judge. She also served as a domestic violence fellow at Vermont Legal Aid.


Prior to law school, Elise worked as a paralegal and in the Vermont State Court system, where she assisted the Chief Justice and Court Administrator in researching and implementing the policies of the Commission on Judicial Operation, which ultimately restructured the state judicial branch. She also designed cornerstone policies and strategy for political campaigns when not serving in government.