As a partner for the law firm Day Pitney, Elizabeth Latif represented executives and companies in white-collar criminal and complex civil litigation. Previously, as an assistant United States attorney for both the Eastern District of New York and the District of Connecticut, she prosecuted individuals charged with financial crimes, as well as international terrorist financing and border crimes. She led the prosecution of multiple criminal jury trials and argued numerous appeals before the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. She also served as a law clerk for United States Circuit Judge Chester Straub of the Second Circuit and Judge Christopher Droney while he was a federal district court judge.
In 2016, Professor Latif was a contributing author to the Connecticut Law Tribune’s Connecticut Criminal Procedure Handbook and in 2018 she was selected by the judges of the United States District Court of the District of Connecticut to serve on the Local Criminal Rules Advisory Committee. She is also a member of the Federal Practice Section of the Connecticut Bar Association.
Professor Latif earned a BA from Boston University and a JD from Boston University School of Law.