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  • Vassar College, B.A. (2013)
  • University of Maryland School of Law, J.D. (2018) cum laude


  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland

Eli Berns-Zieve

Washington, D.C.
Phone: +1 202.688.3436
1001 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20004

Eli Berns-Zieve is an associate in Crowell & Moring’s Washington, D.C. office where he is a member of the Antitrust & Competition and Litigation groups.

Representative engagements include:

  • Ongoing cybercrime matters against cybercriminals, including both criminal actors and state-associated actors, on behalf of a major technology firm.
  • Ongoing dispute resolution of complex commercial disputes between health plans, pharmacy benefit managers, and retail pharmacies. 
  • Ongoing defense of a university against Title IX claims in federal court litigation. 
  • Counseling a major auto manufacturer regarding advertising and franchising issues. 

Eli received his J.D. from the University of Maryland, cum laude, where he was an associate editor of the Maryland Law Review and recipient of the Catherine S. Edwards Memorial Scholarship. During law school, Eli interned for the Honorable Richard D. Bennett in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland and the Honorable Douglas R.M. Nazarian in the Maryland Court of Special Appeals. Eli majored in history at Vassar College, where he was president of his class.

Prior to law school, Eli served as chief of staff to a Maryland state senator. In that capacity,  he helped navigate policy objectives through the legislative process and held daily meetings with various parties on a wide array of issues, developing and helping to enact state law.

Eli is a native of Baltimore, MD and a graduate of The Park School of Baltimore.


Admitted to practice: District of Columbia, Maryland, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

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