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Ellen Tobin is an Associate in the Firm’s Litigation Department, representing individuals and businesses in federal and state court actions and arbitrations. Ellen’s practice focuses on complex commercial cases including contract and real estate matters, business and partnership disputes, accounting and securities fraud and bankruptcy litigation. Ellen is active in the legal community, serving as Vice Chair of the Federal Courts Committee of the Nassau County Bar Association. Ellen was recently named to Long Island Business News’ “Who’s Who of Women in Professional Services” (August 2016) and is a 2016 Super Lawyers “Rising Star” recognized for her securities and business litigation work. Also recognized in 2017 and 2018 Super Lawyers for Business Litigation.
Prior to joining the Firm, Ellen worked in the Manhattan office of a prominent international law firm, where she represented clients in federal and state courts, government investigations, arbitrations and matters before the Department of the Justice, the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board, in complex commercial cases and in antitrust and maritime and intellectual property matters. For two years Ellen served as a Law Clerk for the Honorable A. Kathleen Tomlinson of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.
Ellen is also committed to serving her community, and has done extensive pro bono work, including advocating for children and indigent parents in family court disputes on behalf of the Children’s Law Center and the Brooklyn Family Defense Practice. She has also done pro bono work for the Queens County District Attorney’s Office, authoring an appellate brief and successfully arguing a criminal appeal before the New York State Appellate Division, Second Department.
Ellen received her Juris Doctor degree in 2005 from the University of Pennsylvania. In 2001 Ellen received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Pennsylvania, from which she graduated magna cum laude and with Distinction in International Relations.
Ellen is admitted to practice law in New York State, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and the United District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.