Ellen concentrates her practice on general and complex commercial litigation. She has particular expertise in federal trial and appellate practice.Ellen has represented hundreds of business clients in commercial, mass tort, insurance, reinsurance, and product liability disputes. She has successfully defended major automobile manufacturers in defective design cases, including a defense verdict following a federal jury trial. She also achieved summary disposition of an ERISA putative class action lawsuit representing a Fortune 100 insurance company. Since joining the firm, she has procured the dismissal of a Fair Credit Reporting Act lawsuit, assisted in the dismissal of a breach of contract action against a government contractor arising from its participation in a teaming agreement, and prevailed on a demurrer representing a wholly-owned subsidiary of a Fortune 100 insurance company accused of Fraud, successfully ending the litigation against the insurer.