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Ellen is a 1975 graduate of Northeastern University School of Law, has been a member of the Pennsylvania Bar since 1975, and since 1982 has represented ERISA plan participants, insureds, borrowers, consumers and others adversely affected by corporate abuses and financial overreaching.
Ellen has served as lead or co-lead counsel in numerous class actions in the state and federal courts and has recovered tens of millions in recoveries for the consumers, retirees, pension plans, and plan participants she has been appointed to represent.
Ellen is a frequent speaker on worker rights, employee benefits litigation and other class litigation. She was selected for membership in the Academy of Trial Lawyers of Allegheny County and has served on that organization’s Board of Directors, has served as Chair of the Insurance Section of the American Trial Lawyers Association, now American Association for Justice, has served on the Advisory Committee for the Rules of the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, and has served as Plaintiffs’ Co-Chair of the ABA-ERR’s Employee Benefits Sub-Committee. She currently serves as the Vice-Chair of the Board of the Women’s Law Project, a non-profit organization which, inter alia, advocates for gender equality, non-discrimination on the basis of sexual identity, and reproductive rights.
Ellen is passionate about representing persons financially harmed by corporate or government greed. She enjoys a good fight against those who would cheat employees of their fair wages, or retirees of their lifetime accrued benefits. Ellen has challenged unfair rules and procedures that serve to cut off individuals’ access to federal and state courts. She firmly believes that ordinary folks and not just the high, mighty and wealthy, are entitled to quality representation, and a level playing field for the fair resolution of their legal disputes.