Elizabeth Gabaud

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Washington, D.C.
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Elizabeth Gabaud is a member of the the BakerHostetler team serving as court-appointed counsel to the Securities Investor Protection Act (SIPA) Trustee for the liquidation of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC (BLMIS), an unprecedented recovery effort involving hundreds of actions.

Elizabeth developed an interest in bankruptcy law while serving as a Research Assistant to Matthew Bruckner, Commercial Law and Contracts Professor at Howard University School of Law. She advises clients on a variety of matters relating to complex Chapter 11 and Chapter 7 bankruptcies and corporate reorganizations, often including multijurisdictional and cross-practice matters.

Select Experience

  • Participated in motion practice in connection with complex Chapter 7 and Chapter 11 proceedings.
  • Assisted in representation of Chapter 7 Trustee, including in connection with avoidance and recovery actions.

Recognitions and Memberships


  • American Bankruptcy Institute


  • Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
  • Landlord-Tenant Resource Center (2019)

Prior Positions

  • Professor Matthew Bruckner, Commercial Law and Contracts, Howard University School of Law: Research Assistant (2018 to 2020)
  • U.S. Attorney's Office, Victim Witness Assistance Unit: Law Clerk (2018)


  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court, District of Columbia
  • District of Columbia


  • J.D., Howard University School of Law, 2020; 28th Annual Duberstein Bankruptcy Moot Court Competition (2020)
  • B.A., University of South Florida, 2016


  • Haitian Creole