Cadwalader’s Ellen Holloman Authors Inaugural Chapter on Diversity and Inclusion in Commercial Litigation in New York State Courts, 5th Ed.

December 04, 2020

Cadwalader Global Litigation partner Ellen Holloman has authored the inaugural “Diversity and Inclusion” chapter in the recently-released 5th edition of Robert Haig’s Commercial Litigation in New York State Courts, the preeminent treatise on the subject, published by Thomson Reuters in cooperation with the New York County Lawyers Association.

This latest edition of Commercial Litigation in New York State Courts, first published in 1995, adds 28 new chapters and discusses hundreds of new cases as part of its coverage and analysis of substantive and procedural law in New York commercial litigation cases.

The Diversity and Inclusion chapter enumerates the value added by a more diverse and inclusive case team at each stage of a litigation, and provides different strategies for readers to implement better diversity and inclusion practices in their firms. A detailed chapter outline is available in the Table of Contents.

Holloman is a frequent and active speaker, panelist and contributor on diversity, equity and inclusion topics. She recently presented on a panel at the City Bar as part of the Thurgood Marshall Professional Development series for students, and at the Seventh Annual Empowering Women of Color Conference at Columbia Law School.

Holloman is the partner sponsor for the Cadwalader Black and Latino Association and a member of Cadwalader’s Global Diversity Committee.

Holloman focuses her practice on representing financial institutions, corporations and individuals in civil litigation and at trial, and in related regulatory enforcement proceedings and corporate internal investigations. She has extensive experience in securities litigation, including derivative and class action litigation, in contract and post-acquisition disputes, and in employment-related claims, including for enforcement of non-compete, non-disclosure and confidentiality agreements. She regularly advises companies, boards, special committees and investors in connection with corporate governance matters, including takeover defense and activist contests. Holloman also frequently handles litigation arising from bankruptcy and financial restructuring matters, and has represented secured and unsecured creditors and debtors in Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases and out-of-court restructurings across a wide range of industries, including financial services, energy, shipping, licensing and apparel.

Outside the firm, Holloman serves on the Women in the Profession and Mergers, Acquisition and Corporate Control Contest committees of the New York City Bar Association and the Bankruptcy Litigation Committee of the Federal Bar Council. She 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, and the Board of the New York Lawyers for the Public Interest, a non-profit law firm with the mission of advancing equality and civil rights through community lawyering and partnerships with the private bar.