Elizabeth Kimundi is an attorney with 10 years of legal experience. She is licensed to practice in the State of New York and the Federal Courts of the Eastern and Southern District of New York. She is also on the list of Assistants to Counsel admitted to practice before the International Criminal Court in The Hague, Netherlands. She is an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya.
Ms. Kimundi has both domestic and international legal experience including commercial litigation, product liability litigation and employment discrimination. At OTMLAW, Ms. Kimundi has handled complex multi-district civil litigation. She has successfully litigated civil rights cases and cases under the Federal Freedom of Information Act and State Freedom of Information Law. Ms. Kimundi has gained extensive Appellate Court experience before the State of New York, Appellate Division First Department.
Prior to joining OTMLAW, Ms. Kimundi worked at Dechert LLP, the Law Office of Rosalyn Maldonado and Shapiro Tamir Law Group PLLC. Ms. Kimundi was involved in a high profile pharmaceutical class action litigation defense involving mass tort product liability litigation and consumer/marketing fraud investigations. Ms. Kimundi has handled commercial litigation and breach of contract matters, including mortgage disputes under the Truth in Lending Act and Predatory Lending Practices. Ms. Kimundi has provided pro bono legal services including a court appearance for the New York State Access to Justice Program.
In addition to law firm practice, Ms. Kimundi worked at a World Bank agency, providing legal counsel on credit and political risk and how to promote trade into, out of, and within Africa.
Ms. Kimundi is currently a member of the United Nations Committee at the New York City Bar Association. She earned her LL.B from the University of Pune, India and her LL.M. from New York University School of Law (NYU Law).
Ms. Kimundi is the author of law journal articles including, Post-Election Crisis in Kenya and the Implications for the International Criminal Court’s Development as a Legitimate Institution, 7 EYES ON THE ICC 2010/2011 [85-114]. Co-Authored, Report on Legal Issues Involved in the Western Sahara Dispute: The Principle of Self-Determination (June 11, 2012). Co-Authored, Report on Legal Issues Involved in the Western Sahara Dispute: Use of Natural Resources (May 10, 2011).