Elizabeth Brehm is a partner at Siri & Glimstad LLP and heads the firm’s vaccine policy group where she focuses her efforts on preserving medical liberty and safeguarding civil rights.
She has successfully litigated various civil rights cases involving informed consent and parental rights with regard to mandated medical products, including successful challenges to vaccine mandates, false information provided by health agencies and the continued harm to children from certain medical products.
Ms. Brehm also spearheads the firm’s efforts regarding Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) matters, where she has successfully obtained thousands of documents from government agencies and has litigated matters against various federal agencies including the FDA, CDC, HHS, and NIH.
Ms. Brehm graduated from Boston University with a Bachelor of Science and earned her Masters from Long Island University at C.W. Post. She attended Hofstra Law School and obtained a Juris Doctorate, graduating magna cum laude, in 2008.
After law school, Ms. Brehm spent a year at Winston & Strawn LLP where she focused on products liability litigation. For nine years prior to joining Siri & Glimstad, Ms. Brehm worked for a New York law firm where she focused on antitrust class action lawsuits, securities litigation, and qui tam and whistleblower litigations.
Representative matters include:
Civil Rights/Informed Consent/Parental Rights
- Successfully challenging a D.C. law that permits minors 11 years and older to obtain a vaccine without parental consent.
- Successfully obtaining an order compelling the FDA to timely produce all data it relied upon to license Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine.
- Successfully challenging OSHA’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate on employers with over 100 employees.
- Successfully challenging a California school district’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate.
- Successfully challenging a flu shot requirement in Massachusetts.
- Successfully securing the removal of false information regarding COVID-19 vaccines from state-run social media.
- Petitioning to require proper studies of HepB vaccines given to babies.
- Challenging the DOJ’s opinion regarding mandating emergency use products.
- Obtaining production of over 3,000 emails sent by Dr. Anthony Fauci and other health authorities regarding COVID-19.
- Representation of the exchange-based class in an antitrust case and the first LIBOR manipulation lawsuit filed on behalf of investors, alleging that defendant banks colluded to misreport and manipulate LIBOR. This litigation resulted in a partial settlement of over $180 million.
- Co-lead counsel on behalf of classes of indirect purchasers in connection with antitrust proceedings against a multinational technology company. The litigations resulted in settlements totaling nearly a billion dollars for consumers in five states.
- Co-lead counsel on behalf of a proposed class of purchasers of iron pipe fittings for water projects. This case settled for more than $17.3 million.
- Representation of indirect purchasers in a price fixing antitrust case alleging that defendant entities conspired to control prices of television and monitor components.
- Representation of individual silver futures traders alleging manipulation of silver futures spreads. Achieved a landmark appellate decision in this case establishing pleading standards for monopolization claims in futures markets.
- Member of court-appointed Discovery Committee Co-Chair for a putative class of direct purchasers of brand name and generic equivalents of an extended release drug against drug manufacturers. Among the claims, defendants are alleged to have delayed market entry of generic versions and entered into reverse payment settlements.
- Representation of a whistleblower in a False Claims Act qui tam case alleging that a waste-energy company used improper ash disposal techniques, violative of environmental law.
- Confidential whistleblower cases in securities and commodities.
- FLSA claims in arbitration against a popular fast-casual restaurant chain: representation of numerous claimants, former employees of the chain, bringing FLSA claims against the restaurants for unpaid wages.
- New York
- U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York
- U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
- U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
- U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York
- U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
- U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
- U.S. Court of Appeals – Sixth Circuit