Ellen Holloman is a partner in Cadwalader’s Global Litigation Group. She focuses her practice on representing financial institutions, corporations and individuals in regulatory enforcement proceedings, corporate internal investigations and related civil litigation. She has significant experience in securities class action litigation and in representing clients in corporate governance matters, contract and post-acquisition disputes, and employment-related claims, including for enforcement of non-compete, non-disclosure and confidentiality agreements. She also frequently handles litigation arising from bankruptcy and financial restructuring matters, and has represented creditors and secured and unsecured debtors in complex Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases and out-of-court restructurings across a wide range of industries, including financial services, energy, shipping, licensing and apparel.
Ellen has represented clients as plaintiffs and defendants in federal and state courts and in arbitrations around the world. She has first and second chair trial experience, and has argued motions in federal and state court, and participated in over one hundred depositions. Recently, she served as lead litigation counsel on behalf of a debtor licensing company in a three week trial that resulted in findings of fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, breach of contract, aiding and abetting and unjust enrichment against the former principal of the debtor and a publicly-held company.
Ellen has extensive experience with cross border civil litigation and international law enforcement, including obtaining overseas discovery under the Hague Convention and investigations under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. She also has experience with Constitutional law matters, particularly First Amendment jurisprudence.
In addition to her civil litigation experience, Ellen also has significant experience with white-collar criminal defense matters, and has represented clients responding to regulatory inquires, requests and enforcement proceedings initiated by the U.S. Department of Justice, Securities and Exchange Commission, Federal Trade Commission, Federal Reserve, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, National Association of Securities Dealers, FINRA, Internal Revenue Service, the Office of the New York State Attorney General, New York Stock Exchange, European Commission, and the UK Serious Frauds Office, among others.