Elie Biel helps clients defend, resolve, prevent and manage medical device and pharmaceutical product liability litigation throughout North America. Drawing upon his on-the-ground litigation experience and intimate understanding of the medical field, Elie works with clients in the medical device, pharmaceutical and health care industries to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of their cases and helps them manage risk and pursue favorable solutions through arbitration, mediation, settlement or trial.

Previous Experience

Before joining the firm, Elie counseled and defended physicians, health care systems, dentists and senior care centers in medical malpractice and professional liability matters.

Personal Interests

Elie is a lover of the great outdoors and enjoys SCUBA diving, sea kayaking and visiting national parks. Outside the office, he plays squash, tennis and softball and spends a great deal of time with his wife, daughters and neurotic dogs. He is a long-suffering fan of the Twins, Vikings and Wild.


Bar Admissions


Court Admissions

U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota


Sherburne County District Court, Hon. Thomas D. Hayes, 2013-2014


University of Minnesota Law School
J.D. magna cum laude (2012)

University of Rochester
B.A. in History and Political Science, cum laude (2007)

Insights & Events

Other Perspectives

Firm Blog Contributions

  • Faegre Drinker on Products – a blog addressing all things product liability that covers legal issues and developments of interest to product manufacturers and their employers

Leadership & Community

Pro Bono

  • Minnesota State Bar Association — North Star Lawyer, 2018-20

Professional Associations

  • Minnesota State Bar Association Food, Drug & Device Law Section Member, 2018-present; Secretary, 2019-20; Treasurer, 2020-present
  • DRI (Defense Research Institute) — Member, 2018-present

Civic Activities

  • Minnesota Squash Association — Board of Directors, 2012-14



  • Best Lawyers® — "Ones to Watch," Health Care Law, 2023-24; "Ones to Watch," Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Defendants, 2022-24; "Ones to Watch," Product Liability Litigation – Defendants, 2022-24
  • Minnesota Super Lawyers — Rising Star, 2020-22
  • Tubman — "Safety Project Attorney of the Year," 2020
  • Faegre Drinker — Pro Bono Award Recipient, 2020
  • Faegre Drinker — Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2020-21
  • Minnesota State Bar Association North Star Lawyer — 2018 & 2019
  • Faegre Baker Daniels — Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2018-19
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