Elena Rizzo


Rizzo, Elena

Elena Rizzo focuses her practice on cross-border commercial litigation and international arbitration, particularly in oil and gas disputes.

Prior to joining Curtis, Ms. Rizzo served as a case counsel at the International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR), where she administered complex international arbitrations. Having studied in the United States and Italy, she has knowledge of both common law and civil law systems. She is fluent in English, Italian, Spanish, and French, regularly consulting with clients and conducting legal research in these languages.

Academic Distinction

In law school, Ms. Rizzo was awarded the Edward and Elizabeth Hawk Prize, conferred on the graduate with the highest overall academic performance, and the Robert Schuman Prize, awarded to the highest achiever in European Union law coursework.







Fordham University School of Law, LL.M. in International Business and Trade law, magna cum laude

Singapore Management University, Exchange Program

LUISS Guido Carli University, J.D. (Laurea in Giurisprudenza), major in International Law, summa cum laude

Admitted to Practice

New York


American Bar Association

New York State Bar Association

ICC Young Arbitrators Forum

Young ICCA

ICDR Young & International

The Association of the Bar of the City of New York

─ Arbitration Committee