Friedman & Springwater LLP
Ellen has written extensively on bankruptcy and secured transactions (Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code). She is the author of Secured Transactions in California Commercial Practice (CEB 2001) and its yearly updates since 2001; “Security Interests in Trade Secrets,” Trade Secrets (CEB 1998) and its yearly updates; “Intellectual Property Issues in Bankruptcy,” in Technology & Emerging Growth M&As 2002 (PLI) [Reprinted in Internet Law & Business]; and “Acquisitions of Distressed Dot-Coms” (Bank and Corporate Governance Law Reporter, 2001). She is a lecturer for Executive Enterprises, the Practicing Law Institute, Professional Education Systems, Inc., the American Bar Association, Lorman Education Services, ExecSense, the California State Bar, the Commercial Finance Association and the Bar Association of San Francisco.
Ellen has been included in Best Lawyers in America for the 2010-2014 editions in the field of Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Law. She received the Spirit of CEB Award in 2010 for her work for California Education of the Bar Publications.
Ellen has served as Vice Chair, Legislation of the Executive Committee for the State Bar of California's Business Law Section. She was a Co-Chair of the State Bar of California Insolvency Committee. She has served on the State Bar of California Uniform Commercial Code Committee. She is a member of the Board of the Legal Aid Society of San Francisco, and has served on its Executive Committee.
Ellen's legal career began as an associate in the New York and San Francisco offices of Shearman & Sterling LLP. Ellen was a partner at Murphy Weir & Butler and Murphy, Sheneman, Julian & Rogers in San Francisco. She is a member of the State Bar of California and the State Bar of New York.