Elihu Inselbuch
Caplin & Drysdale
Elihu Inselbuch Member

P: (212) 379-6040

F: (212) 644-6755

New York Office


Mr. Inselbuch's practice focuses on complex litigation, including asbestos creditors' rights litigation and commercial and securities fraud litigation. 


Since 1985, when he was first retained to act for the Asbestos Claimants' Committee in the Manville reorganization, Mr. Inselbuch has been recognized for his extensive experience in asbestos creditors' rights litigation. Working with the asbestos plaintiffs' bar, Mr. Inselbuch has represented their constituency in a number of large bankruptcies and class actions, including Johns Manville, Jim Walter Corp., Raytech Corporation, Babcock & Wilcox, Pittsburgh Corning, Armstrong World Industries, G-I Holdings, W.R. Grace, United States Gypsum, Federal Mogul, Owens Corning, Ortiz v. Fibreboard, North American Refractories Company, Kaiser Aluminum, Global Industrial Technologies, Combustion Engineering, Dresser (Halliburton), ACandS, Congoleum, Flintkote, Quigley, Motors Liquidation Company, Durabla and Garlock.

His commercial litigation work has included representation of plaintiffs and defendants in securities fraud litigation and defending product liability claims involving both consumer goods and high technology products. He also has represented a number of prominent figures in connection with congressional hearings and the criminal investigations which flowed from them, including proceedings involving the Watergate Special Prosecutor.

Prior to joining Caplin & Drysdale, Mr. Inselbuch was an attorney with the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (1963-1966), and was first an associate, then partner, with Gilbert, Segall and Young (1966-1986).

Professional Activities

Mr. Inselbuch is a Past President of the Princeton University Alumni Association (1993-1995). He also has served as a panelist for the American Bar Association and is called upon often as a speaker and panelist at professional gatherings.

Practice Areas

Awards & Rankings

  • Best Lawyers in America, 2005-Present
  • The Legal 500, Leading Lawyer, 2010-2013; Recommended, 2014-Present
  • Chambers USA, Senior Statesmen, 2013-2015
  • Super Lawyers, New York, 2007-2012

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  • LL.M., New York University School of Law, 1965
  • LL.B., Columbia Law School, 1962
  • A.B., Princeton University, 1959

Bar and Court Admissions

  • New York
  • District of Columbia
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Columbia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
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