Dennis S. Ellis

Dennis S. Ellis is a partner in the Litigation Department of Paul Hastings and is chair of the Complex Litigation and Arbitration Practice group. Mr. Ellis is resident in the Los Angeles office and concentrates his practice in the defense of consumer class actions, complex commercial cases, mass tort and toxic tort litigation, and product liability lawsuits. Mr. Ellis also has a thriving practice representing Plaintiffs in various business litigation makers, including copyright, trademark trade secret and breach of contract actions. He has worked for a diverse group of clients, including major retail chains, cosmetic, petroleum, pharmaceutical and manufacturing companies, and internationally known celebrities.

Before studying law, Mr. Ellis was one of 18 individuals, from a nationwide pool of over 350 applicants, selected to work for the California State Assembly as a Jesse Marvin Unruh Assembly Fellow. After completing the year-long Fellowship program, he was hired as a legislative aide to Assemblywoman Carol Bentley. As Assemblywoman Bentley’s chief legislative advisor, Mr. Ellis briefed the Assemblywoman on pending legislation and was responsible for drafting many of the bills that she introduced.

Mr. Ellis graduated from California State University, Fullerton in 1990, where he was a scholarship student-athlete and starting offensive lineman on the Titan football team. He graduated cum laude from Howard University School of Law in 1995. While there, Mr. Ellis was first runner-up in the Charles H. Houston Moot Court Competition, a member of the National Moot Court Team, and a member of the Howard Law Journal.

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Areas of Practice 1) Class Actions, 2) Life Sciences, 3) Advertising and Promotions Environment and Energy Trade Secrets Intellectual Property Bank Consumer Class Actions Litigation Mass Tort, 4) Toxic Tort, 5) and Environmental Litigation Trademark and 6) Complex Litigation and Arbitrat
Law School Howard University School of Law, J.D., 1995
Education California State University, Fullerton, B.A., 1990
Bar Member / Association California State Bar Association
Most recent firm Paul Hastings LLP
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