Ellen focuses her practice on securities litigation, including shareholder class actions and opt-outs thereto, and complex commercial litigation. She has experience taking and defending depositions, drafting briefs and other filings, as well as with internal investigations and patent matters. She represents public and private companies in a variety of industries, including life sciences.
Ellen also has an active pro bono practice. To date, she has successfully represented an individual seeking asylum and a Section 8 tenant facing eviction. She has also defended a victim of domestic violence in a civil lawsuit.
Prior to joining Mintz Levin, Ellen was a litigation associate at a leading global law firm’s New York headquarters, where she worked on securities litigation and complex commercial cases, including for Fortune 500 companies.
While attending law school, Ellen was a legal intern for a New York-based civil rights lawyer, focusing on First Amendment matters and other issues. She also served on the executive board and as a submissions editor for the Harvard Journal of Law & Gender and as a primary editor for the Harvard Human Rights Journal.
Articles in the National Law Review database by Ellen Shapiro