Elliot D. Ostrove

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in Edison, NJ

Epstein Ostrove LLC
 | 200 Metroplex Drive, Suite 304
Edison, NJ 08817
Phone: 7328288600
Fax: 732-828-8601
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2021
Selected To Rising Stars: 2011 - 2012
Licensed Since: 1997
Practice Areas:
  • Business Litigation (70%),
  • Consumer Law (10%),
  • Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff (10%),
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (10%)


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    Attorney Profile

    Elliot Ostrove joined EPSTEIN OSTROVE, LLC after practicing for more than 15 years in the complex commercial litigation department of a large regional law firm. He represents individuals and companies of all sizes in all aspects of commercial litigation in courts throughout the country, as well as in arbitration and mediation.

    He is the Chair of our Commercial Litigation Department with practice areas that include trade secret/non-compete litigation, real estate litigation, consumer protection litigation, shareholder litigation, employment litigation, intellectual property litigation, class actions, and litigation of claims of fraud. Elliot is a frequent author and speaker about litigation and on issues such as class actions, consumer protection laws, trade secrets, non-compete agreements, and internet commerce.

    Elliot also supervises the Firm’s Outside General Counsel Practice Group, a group whose primary focus is the proactive mitigation of legal risk through effective anticipation of issues, providing a range of legal services to help our clients launch, grow, and protect their businesses. See our Outside General Counsel Practice Group Description for a more complete listing of the types of services offered.

    A member of the New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators, Elliot is a New Jersey Court Rule 1:40 qualified mediator. He is also included on the roster of mediators for the New York Supreme Court, New York County, Commercial Division.


    Elliot has been recognized as a leading litigation practitioner by Benchmark Litigation: The Definitive Guide to America’s Leading Litigation Firms & Attorneys. He has been recognized as a New Jersey Super Lawyer, and, in 2011, was named by the New Jersey Law Journal as one of “40 Under 40.” Elliot is a Fellow in The Trial Lawyer Honorary Society of the Litigation Counsel of America.

    Through an effort he began in 2009, Elliot has teamed up with his former firm, Day Pitney, LLP, and with Merck & Co., to provide pro bono representation to Holocaust Survivors, assisting with the application process for certain reparations and pension payments. Elliot also sits on the Board of Directors of the National Organization for Albinism and Hypopigmentation – NOAH.

    By Order effective March 1, 2017, Elliot was appointed by the Supreme Court of New Jersey for a five year term to the Board of Trustees for the IOLTA Fund of the Bar of New Jersey.

    Practice Areas
    • 70%Business Litigation
    • 10%Consumer Law
    • 10%Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff
    • 10%Alternative Dispute Resolution
    Focus Areas

    Trade Secret, Non-Compete Agreements, Consumer Protection, Fraud, Class Actions, Arbitration, Mediation


    Selected to Super Lawyers for 5 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 2 years

    Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2021 Rising Stars: 2011 - 2012

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    About Elliot Ostrove

    Admitted: 1997, New Jersey

    Professional Webpage: http://epsteinostrove.com/directory-detail-elliot-2/


    • Cyril Coleman Pro Bono Award 2011, awarded annually by Day Pitney LLP to its attorneys who demonstrate a significant commitment to Pro Bono work
    • Named as one of “40 Under 40”, New Jersey Law Journal, 2011
    • Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America, 2018
    • Named as a Leading Litigation Practitioner by Benchmark: Litigation, the Definitive Guide to America's Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys, 2009

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • New Jersey Court Rule 1:40 Qualified Mediator
    • Certificate in Conflict Management -- earned through a joint program by Rutgers School of Law - Newark and the Rutgers School of Continuing Education, 1997

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators, Member
    • Treasurer, Board of Trustees of the IOLTA Fund of the Bar of New Jersey, 2020
    • New York Supreme Court, New York County, Commercial Division, Roster of Mediators
    • Member, Board of Trustees of the IOLTA Fund of the Bar of New Jersey, 2017

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Vice Chair, Board of Directors of NOAH: National Organization for Albinism and Hypopigmentation
    • Assist Holocaust Survivors with applications for certain reparation/pension payments from Germany, 2009

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Article regarding recent decision regarding the First Amendment and Twitteer, Co-Author, SILENCING CRITICS IN THE AGE OF AMERICA’S FIRST TWEETER-IN-CHIEF, New Jersey Lawyer Magazine , 2019
    • Drafting Lasting Business Contracts, Moderator/Speaker, Drafting Lasting Business Contracts, New Jersey Institute of Continuing Legal Education, 2020
    • Article discussing a trio of decisions by the New Jersey Supreme Court on the NJ Consumer Fraud Act, Author, New Jersey Supreme Court Provides Guidance on CFA Litigation, New Jersey Law Journal, 2013
    • Discussion of the New Jersey Supreme Court's decision in the Willingboro matter regarding settlements reached in mediation, Author, Takeaways from NJ High Court's Willingboro Holding, Law360, 2013
    • Discussion of recent US Supreme Court decision on class action arbitration, Author, Class-Action Arbitration Wins the Day, New Jersey Law Journal, 2013
    • Article regarding the US Supreme Court's decision in the matter of Standard Fire v. Knowles, Author, The Road That Led to Standard Fire v. Knowels, Law360, 2013
    • Article regarding consumer debt collection letters, Author, Collection Letters Must Clearly Convey Validation Notice, Law360, 2013
    • Article discussing status of TCPA class actions in Federal Court , Author, TCPA Class Actions in Federal Court: Fate Still Uncertain, New Jersey Law Journal, 2012
    • Article regarding decision on class certification, Author, Uncommon Application of the Commonality Requirement, New Jersey Law Journal, 2012
    • Article regarding the New Jesrey Trade Secret Act, Author, A New Act for Trade Secrets, New Jersey Law Journal, 2012
    • Article regarding application by New Jersey courts of recent decision regarding class action waivers, Author, N.J. Courts Waste No time in Applying New Class Action Waiver Ruling, New Jersey Law Journal, 2011
    • Article regarding website contracts, Author, Does Clicking 'I Agree' Create a Binding Contract?, New Jersey Law Journal, 2011
    • Article discussing case law on internet defamation, Author, Internet Users Post Defamatory Statements at their Own Risk, New Jersey Law Journal, 2010
    • Article discussing the US Supreme Court's decision in Concepcion v. AT&T, Author, Commentary: Concepcion allows companies to avoid the morass of class actions, National Law Journal, 2011
    • Article discussing work-place e-mail communications and the attorney-client privilege, Author, Workplace Communication Policies and the Attorney-Client Privilege, New Jersey Law Journal, 2009
    • Article regarding an Appellate Division decision about discovery of anonymous internet poster, Author, High court review pending: Privacy rights for internet users' ID, New Jersey Lawyer, 2007
    • Article discussing New Jersey's Identity Theft statute, Author, Identity Theft Tackled in Notification Statute , New Jersey Lawyer Magazine, 2006
    • Article discussing how to best protect your company's trade secrets, Author, Are Your Secrets Safe? The Time is Now for a Trade Secret Audit, The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel, 2005
    • Article regarding NJ Supreme Court decision on doctor restrictive covenants, Author, Within Reason, MD Non-Compete Clause Valid, New Jersey Law Journal, 2005
    • Authored sections on trade secrets and non-compete agreements in New Jersey for international desk reference book on intellectual property, Co-Author, New Jersey USA Chapter in Intellectual Property World Desk Reference , Kluwer Law International, 2005
    • Article discussing New Jersey Supreme Court decision in Maw v. Advanced Clinical Communications, Inc., Author, In Wake of Maw: Rethinking Non-Compete Covenants, New Jersey Lawyer, 2004
    • Speaker, Mediation in New Jersey: Keys to Effective Settlement Negotiation, National Business Institute, 2016
    • Speaker, Business Litigation - Year in Review, New Jersey Institute of Continuing Legal Education, 2017
    • Speaker on TCPA issues and panelist on general Consumer Litigation issues, Speaker/Panelist, Consumer Law: Issues and Strategies 2014, New Jersey Institute of Continuing Education, 2014
    • Speaker regarding preparation for mediation, bench trial, and jury trial, Speaker, Preparation for Mediation, Bench Trial, and Jury Trial, NJ Paralegal Convention 2011, 2011
    • Speaker and panelist regarding e-discovery for complex commercial litigation, Speaker and Panelist, E-Discovery for Complex Commercial Litigation, Applied Discovery 2009 Regional CLE Series: E-Discovery Best Practices for Complex Matters, 2009
    • Speaker regarding choice of law issues in consumer class actions, Speaker, Consumer Protection Litigation Essentials, New Jersey Institute of Continuing Legal Education, 2007
    • Speaker on recent developments in identity theft law, Speaker, The New Employer Burdens -- Identity Theft and Consumer Protection, New Jersey Corporate Counsel, 2006
    • Article regarding developments in TCPA class action issues in NY, Author, Questions Over Telemarketing Act Class Actions, New York Law Journal , 2014

    Other Outstanding Achievements:

    • Commercial Litigation Department, Epstein Ostove, LLC, Chair

    Educational Background:

    • BA - Rutgers College, Rutgers University Major -- Political Science; Minor -- Music, 1994
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    Office Location for Elliot D. Ostrove

    200 Metroplex Drive
    Suite 304
    Edison, NJ 08817

    Phone: 7328288600

    Fax: 732-828-8601

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