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 also frequently handles litigation for bankruptcy and restructuring matters, and has experience in representing clients in contract disputes and employment-related claims, including for enforcement of non-compete and confidentiality agreements.
Ellen has represented corporations and individuals as plaintiffs and defendants in federal and state courts and in arbitrations around the world for a wide variety of matters, including dispositive motions, trials and appeals. She has first and second chair trial experience, has argued motions in federal and state court, and has participated in over one hundred depositions.
She 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.
Ellen has extensive experience with international civil litigation and law enforcement, including seeking overseas discovery under the Hague Convention and investigations under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, and representing foreign clients in U.S. proceedings. She also has experience with Constitutional law matters, particularly First Amendment jurisprudence.
Ellen is active in pro bono engagements. Recently, she obtained a full pardon for a Vietnam War-era veteran, who overcome a 30 year period of addiction and homelessness, only to find that a decades-old felony conviction—for “trespassing” while sheltering in an abandoned building in the New England winter—was an obstacle to obtaining gainful employment. Working with the NAACP’s Legal Defense Fund, Ellen authored an amicus curiae brief on behalf of several elite private research universities in Fisher v. University of Texas. Her work was cited by the Court in its opinion. The New York City Bar Association awarded her the Thurgood Marshall Award in recognition of her public service to post-conviction inmates who are under sentence of capital punishment.
Ellen also serves on the Board of Trustees for the Center for Employment Opportunities, a non-profit organization dedicated to assisting men and women with criminal convictions with finding employment. She is a member of the Governance and Audit Committees.
Prior to joining Cadwalader, Ellen was a partner at Olshan Frome Wolosky LLP and an associate in the Litigation Department in the New York and London offices of Sullivan & Cromwell LLP.