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Ellen Tobin is a Partner 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 disputes and breakups, accounting and securities fraud and bankruptcy litigation. Ellen is active in the legal community, serving on the Board of the Federal Bar Association, E.D.N.Y. Chapter, and previously as the Chair of the Federal Courts Committee of the Nassau County Bar Association. Ellen is also an active member of the Theodore Roosevelt American Inn of Court. In 2019, Ellen was named a “Premier Business Women of Long Island” and was recognized for her business litigation skills. Ellen has been recognized as a Super Lawyer for Business Litigation from 2017 - 2021, and in 2016, she was named to Long Island Business News’ “Who’s Who of Women in Professional Services.”
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. She volunteers with Surf For All, an amazing not-for-profit that provides surfing programs for children with disabilities. She has done extensive pro bono work 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 is a proud member of The Energeia Partnership at Molloy College.
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.
Ellen has received the following honors: