Ellyn S. Garofalo, a Veteran Trial Litigator, Joins Venable's Los Angeles Office

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Los Angeles, CA (November 8, 2018) – Venable LLP is pleased to announce that Ellyn S. Garofalo has joined the firm's Commercial Litigation Practice as a partner in the Los Angeles office. Ms. Garofalo has in-depth trial and litigation experience, defending and prosecuting complex civil matters involving healthcare, professional negligence, real estate, and shareholder and partnership disputes.

Ms. Garofalo brings a career's worth of experience representing a roster of celebrities and is adept at resolving sensitive matters both in and out of the courtroom. Her practice involves a wide range of criminal and regulatory work, including defending individuals and corporations in matters related to healthcare fraud, medical licensing issues, insurance fraud, and bank fraud. She regularly represents and advises clients on Fifth Amendment issues implicated in parallel civil, criminal, and regulatory proceedings.

Mitch Evall, partner-in-charge of the firm's Los Angeles office, said, "Ellyn's outstanding track record of successfully litigating high-profile cases will be of added value to our great team of litigators who represent regional, national, and international clients in various industries throughout state and federal courts systems."

"Whether it is handling a commercial dispute, an employment issue, a securities litigation, or a government contract matter, Ellyn is joining a team of litigators who have the resources and experience to handle complex matters in distinct fields such as antitrust, real estate and land use, intellectual property, healthcare, tax controversy, communications, construction, and technology law," said Geoff R. Garinther, chair of Venable's Litigation Division.

Commenting on her move to Venable, Ms. Garofalo said, "It's an honor to be joining a firm that has an outstanding reputation and strong culture of excellence and collegiality. I look forward to what I know will be a long and successful partnership."

Ms. Garofalo earned a J.D., cum laude, from Pepperdine University School of Law in 1991 and a B.A. from Brooklyn College in 1973.


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