Ellen Paltiel is a graduate of Columbia Law School, where she was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar and served as an Intern to the Honorable David G. Trager of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York. Her practice includes commercial and securities litigation, white collar defense, and regulatory enforcement matters. She has worked extensively on civil rights and employment compliance issues through a court-appointed monitorship. Ellen formerly practiced with Debevoise & Plimpton and also served as an adjunct associate professor at the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism where she taught libel law. She co-authored the book “Reporter’s Privilege,” as well as numerous articles on various First Amendment issues. Ellen was named one of New York’s Super Lawyers in 2020 and 2021. She speaks French.
Ellen Paltiel is a graduate of Columbia Law School, where she was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar and served as an Intern to the…
Columbia Law School (J.D. 1995), Indiana University (M.M. 1989); McGill University (B.A., magna cum laude, 1983)
New York State; U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York
Activities and Affiliations
Member, New York City Bar Association
Representative Securities and Regulatory Enforcement Matters
Representation of chief financial officer of largest division of Fortune 20 pharmaceuticals company in Department of Justice and SEC investigations and class actions securities litigation relating to accounting fraud allegations.
Advising a Special Litigation Committee of the Board of Directors of a Fortune 500 software manufacturer on derivative claims brought in the name of the client corporation.
Negotiated advantageous consent agreement for large financial institution in an SEC proceeding regarding supervision and oversight of trading activities.Read More
Representative First Amendment Matters
Regularly provides defamation counseling to plaintiffs and defendants in a wide variety of matters, including film, print, and broadcast media.
Regularly advises clients on post-publication strategies to address inaccurate or misleading publications.
Represented public figure defamed in another public figure’s fictionalized memoir.Read More
This article explains the significance of Davidoff v. CVS and its effect on trademark holders, distributors, retailers, and consumers in the context of gray-goods history and principles.