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Elizabeth Holtzman

Elizabeth Holtzman, lawyer, former United States Representative from New York. Bar: New York 1966.


Holtzman, Elizabeth was born on August 11, 1941 in Brooklyn. Daughter of Sidney and Filia Holtzman.


Bachelor of Arts magna cum laude, Radcliffe College, 1962;Juris Doctor, Harvard University, 1965;The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Regis College, 1975;The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Skidmore College, 1980;The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Simmons College, 1981;The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Smith College, 1982.


Worked at Herrick, Feinstein LLP (New York, NY) specializing in LITIGATION: Commercial, Product Liability Defense, White Collar Defense, Art, Business Divorce and Bankruptcy Law. REAL ESTATE: Development, Financing, Securitization, Workouts and Foreclosures, Syndication, Land Use, Zoning, Environmental, Cooperative and Condominium Law. BUSINESS: Planning, Partnership, Corporate, Securities, Banking, Institutional Financing, International, Tax, Sports and Television Law.


Admitted to the bar, 1966, New York. 1970, United States. District Court, Eastern District of New York. 1982, United States. Supreme Court and United States.

Court of Appeals, 2nd Circuit. Phi Beta Kappa. Recipient: National Council of Jewish Women's Faith and Humanity Award. YWCA Elizabeth Cutler Morrow Award.

ACLU of New Jersey and Los Angeles, California (1981). Award of Remembrance Warsaw Ghetto Resistance Organization (1987). Honorary Degrees: Smith College.

Simmons College; Skidmore College. Regis College. Author: "Who Said It Would Be Easy?" Visiting Professor, New York University Law School, 1981. Democratic State Committeewoman, 1970-1972.

United States. Congresswoman, 1973-1981. District Attorney, Kings County, 1982-1989. New York City Comptroller, 1990-1993.

Member: Board of Overseers, Harvard University, 1976-1982. Select Commission on Immigration Policy, 1979-1980. President's Commission on United States.

Observance of International Womens's Year. Member: Helsinki Watch Commission. Lawyers Committee, International Human Rights, 1981-1988.

American Jewish Commission on the Holocaust. Member: Bar Association of the City of New York. American Bar Association.

Founded in 1928, Herrick, Feinstein is a unique blend of legal talent and creative energy. The firm is small enough to render the most personalized service, yet because it is so focused it can handle the most sophisticated transactions and the most complex litigation in those areas in which it concentrates. The firm is distinguished from others by (i) its ability to create practical and imaginative business solutions to complex legal problems as a result of the partners' own varied business experiences, (ii) its willingness to staff matters so as to effect cost savings for its clients and (iii) its close knit atmosphere, engendered by the mutual respect with which its attorneys treat one another.


Member American Jewish Commission on the Holocaust, Nazi and Japanese War Criminal Records Interagency Working Group, 1999—2007. Democratic nominee United States Senate, 1980. New York State Democratic committeewoman, 1970—1972.

Member President's National Commission on United States Observance International Women's Year, Helsinki Watch Committee, 1981—1988, Select Committee on Immigration Policy, 1979—1980. Board overseers Harvard University, 1976—1982. Trustee Radcliffe College, 1999, Brooklyn Academy Music Endowment Trust, since 1999.

Member Lawyers Committee International Human Right, 1981—1988. Fellow New York Institute Humanities. Member Association of Bar of City of New York, National Women's Political Caucus (Outstanding Service award 1987), Phi Beta Kappa.