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Ellen represents international shipping, energy, industrial companies and their underwriters on maritime, oil & gas and environmental law issues, including litigation matters, incident investigations and pollution response. Ellen has significant experience in complex litigation and mass actions on behalf of Fortune 500 corporations stemming from products liability, toxic tort and environmental contamination.


Ellen also advises and represents clients on regulatory matters and development projects involving permitting and compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), and the defense

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of legal challenges to such projects..


During law school, Ellen served as an Extern for Justice Alex McDonald on the 4th District Court of Appeals.s.


  • California (all state and federal courts) and Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals


  • J.D., cum laude, Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego, California 2009. Notes Editor of Thomas Jefferson Review. Member of Moot Court Honor Society Executive Board. Selected as a Who’s Who? Among Law Students in American University and Colleges. Recipient of the Dean’s Scholarship

  • B.S., Business Administration – Finance, The Ohio State University, 2004


  • Maritime Law Association of the United States

  • Marine Underwriters of Southern California

  • National Association of Women Lawyers

  • Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles

  • Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association, USA


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