Ellis advises technology companies and investors in complex transactions involving intellectual property, including mergers and acquisitions, financings and licensing agreements. She counsels a variety of clients from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies in diverse industries, including software, digital media, artificial intelligence, cryptocurrency, Web3 and fintech.
Prior to joining Fenwick, Ellis was a corporate associate at a leading law firm in New York City, where she focused on public company mergers and acquisitions and hostile takeover defense.
Ellis received her J.D. from Yale Law School, her M.B.A. from Yale School of Management, and her B.A. in Economics from Princeton University. She advocated for journalists as part of the Media Freedom and Information Access Clinic at Yale and represented artists and entrepreneurs through the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard. Prior to law school, Ellis was an editorial writer for The Wall Street Journal and a reporter for South China Morning Post
in Hong Kong.
Ellis is a recipient of the Don H. Liu Scholarship for future Asian American leaders within the legal profession. She was also a research assistant for Justice Goodwin Liu on “A Portrait of Asian Americans in the Law,” a study on the career paths and challenges of Asian American lawyers.