Elisabeth Polizzi Oertle

Elisabeth Polizzi Oertle


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Admitted In

  • Colorado
  • New York

Elisabeth Polizzi Oertle is an associate in the Finance & Acquisitions Group of Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP. Her practice focuses on corporate and financial transactions, mergers and acquisitions, and secured finance. Ms. Oertle also counsels clients on matters concerning securities law disclosure and compliance, corporate governance, and public offerings. 

Before joining DGS, Ms. Oertle practiced as an associate with Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP in New York. In 2006, she served as an intern to the Honorable Jack B. Weinstein of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York. 

Ms. Oertle received her J.D., with honors, from the University of Michigan Law School in 2007, and her B.A., with honors, from Binghamton University, State University of New York. Prior to attending law school, Ms. Oertle was a freelance copy editor. 

Ms. Oertle is a member of the Colorado and New York bars. Her native language is English and she is proficient in Spanish.


University of Michigan Law, J.D., cum laude, 2007
State University of New York at Binghamton, B.A., cum laude, 1999

March 2014

Energy Industry Faces Increased Exposure to Claims by Patent Trolls

A patent-assertion entity (PAE) or non-practicing entity (NPE) is an entity that enforces patent rights against others, but does not itself use the patents for any productive purpose. A perennial adversary of high-tech companies and startups, recent studies looking at the rise in patent litigation reveal that these "patent trolls" are turning their sights increasingly on less traditional technology innovators – including those in the energy industry.