Ellis C. McKennie, III

McKennie Ellis

Ellis McKennie advises clients on regulatory and litigation matters related to advertising and marketing. Ellis employs his background in policy to assist clients with Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Federal Communication Commission (FCC) regulatory compliance. He has assisted in guiding clients through FTC investigations and supported partners navigating regulatory issues related to a telecommunications acquisition. Additionally, he assists in adversarial proceedings for clients, such as alternate dispute resolution and litigation. Ellis is also experienced in drafting and authoring memoranda, conducting legal research, and analyzing regulatory and policy issues.




  • J.D. The George Washington University Law School 2023
    • Member, Order of Barristers
    • Associate, Journal of Energy and Environmental Law
  • M.P.P. University of Maryland, Graduate School 2020
  • B.A. Government and Politics University of Maryland, College Park 2018
    • Senator, University Senate

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia



  • Board member, The Jordan McNair Foundation

Personal Activities

  • Former All-Big Ten Offensive Lineman for the Maryland Terrapins football team