Elysia Tonti

Associate Legal Counsel

Elysia has been a lawyer for the University of Pittsburgh since May of 2016.  Prior to joining the University, Elysia worked as an Associate Attorney in the Business Services Group at Cohen & Grigsby, P.C.  At C&G, Elysia specialized in mergers and acquisitions (“M&A”), general corporate work, and international business matters.  Elysia’s prior experience includes representing private equity funds in M&A transactions, as well as the maintenance and sale of their portfolio companies, and advising both domestic and international companies of various sizes on formation, commercial contracts, M&A transactions, and compliance with the sanctions regimes and export control laws and regulations of the United States.

Areas of Practice

Commercial Contracts and Transactions, Corporate, International, Real Estate


  • The College of Wooster, B.A. in International Relations and German Studies, magna cum laude (2009)
  • Georgetown University Law Center, J.D. (2013)

Professional Associations

  • Member, Allegheny County Bar Association
  • Member, National Association of College and University Attorneys

Bar Membership

  • Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
  • State of Florida

Administrative Assistant

Kristy K. Graff