Maria Ermakova


Maria concentrates her practice on civil litigation involving class actions, data privacy, complex commercial disputes, and product liability defense. She has experience in all phases of litigation, from initiation of suit through trial proceedings. She represents clients in a wide range of industries, including manufacturing, banking, construction, and insurance. She also provides regulatory advice in the food and beverage and consumer products industries.

Maria represents BIPA defendants in multiple BIPA class actions involving the use of finger-scan timekeeping systems and facial recognition technology. Her BIPA experience includes drafting pleadings and dispositive motions based on novel arguments addressing recent BIPA case law developments, and handling written discovery. 

While in law school, Maria was an editorial assistant for former U.S. Magistrate Judge Ronald J. Hedges and a legal intern for the office of the New York State Attorney General Consumer Frauds & Protection Bureau. She was also a teaching assistant for Civil Procedure and a research assistant for Professor Deborah Pearlstein.

Maria earned her bachelor's degree, magna cum laude, from the College of Mount Saint Vincent. Maria earned her law degree from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law where she was a member of the Moot Court Honor Society. Maria is a native Russian and Bengali speaker.



Cozen O'Connor Attorneys Secure Early Release for Pro Bono Client

March 29, 2023

Matthew Elkin and Emily Shorr have secured the release of their pro bono client under New York’s landmark Domestic Violence Survivors Justice Act (DVSJA).


  • Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University, J.D., 2019
  • College of Mount Saint Vincent, B.S., magna cum laude, 2013
  • New York
  • U.S. District Court -- Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court -- Eastern District of New York