Our People

Paul S. Ellis

Managing Partner

Phone: (212) 949-5900
pellis@pelglaw.com
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PRACTICE AREAS

General Corporate • M&A • Securities • Private Equity • Private Placements • VC/Angel Finance • Emerging Companies • Technology Companies • Employment

EDUCATION

Georgetown University Law Center, J.D.
American Criminal Law Review

Harvard University, B.A.
Magna Cum Laude

PRIOR WORK EXPERIENCE

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • Donovan, Leisure, Newton & Irvine
  • United States Office of Special Counsel, Public Affairs Director
  • United States Senate Committee on Governmental Affairs, Staff

Bart Breinin

Partner

Phone: (212) 949-5900
bbreinin@pelglaw.com
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PRACTICE AREAS

Mergers and Acquisitions • General Corporate • Securities • Finance • Joint Ventures and Strategic Alliances • Private Equity • Venture Capital • Governance • Data Protection • Partnership and Employment Matters • Outsourcing, Licensing, Procurement, Leasing and Other Complex Commercial Contracts

EDUCATION

University of Virginia School of Law, J.D.

Yale College, B.A.
Cum Laude

PRIOR WORK EXPERIENCE

  • PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (Managing Director, Office of the General Counsel)
  • Cambrian Corporation (General Counsel)
  • The Chase Manhattan Bank, N.A.
  • Morgan, Lewis & Bockius
  • Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

David E. Martin

Senior Counsel

Phone: (212) 949-5900
dmartin@pelglaw.com
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PRACTICE AREAS

General Corporate • M&A • Securities • Private Equity • Private Placements • VC/Angel Finance • Emerging Companies • Life Sciences • Biotech • Employment

EDUCATION

Columbia University School of Law, J.D.

Additional studies at Columbia in its History Ph.D. program and the Graduate School of Journalism

University of Pennsylvania, B.A. in mathematics and history

PRIOR WORK EXPERIENCE

  • Progenics Pharmaceuticals, Inc., General Counsel
  • Dewey Ballantine (later Dewey & LeBoeuf)
  • Stroock & Stroock & Lavan
  • Kronish, Lieb, Weiner & Hellman (now Cooley)
  • Loeb & Loeb
  • The Equitable Companies Incorporated (now AXA Equitable)

Phone: (212) 949-5900
gcannon@pelglaw.com

PRACTICE AREAS

General Corporate • Startup & Emerging Companies • M&A • Technology Companies • Biotech • Private Equity • VC/Angel Finance • Employment • Joint Ventures & Strategic Alliances • Secured Transactions

EDUCATION

University of Chicago Law School, J.D.

Queens College, CUNY (Bio-Chem), B.A.
Magna Cum Laude

PRIOR WORK EXPERIENCE

  • Weil Gotshal & Manges
  • Rogers & Wells (predecessor of Clifford Chance)
  • Proskauer Rose Goetz & Mendelsohn

Julie K. Horowitz

Counsel

Phone: (212) 949-5900
jhorowitz@pelglaw.com

PRACTICE AREAS

General Corporate • M&A • Securities • Private Equity • Private Placements • VC/Angel Finance • Emerging Companies • Technology Companies • Real Estate Finance • Bankruptcy • Secured Transactions • Proxy Fights

EDUCATION

New York University School of Law, J.D.
Order of the Coif; American Judicature Society Prize; Articles Editor, Journal of International Law and Politics; Law Revue

State University of New York at Albany, B.A.

PRIOR WORK EXPERIENCE

  • Cravath, Swaine & Moore
  • Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP
  • Camhy Karlinsky & Stein
  • Citicorp Real Estate Inc.

Mark J. Kowal

Counsel

Phone: (212) 949-5900
mkowal@pelglaw.com

PRACTICE AREAS

General Corporate • M&A • Securitization and Structured Finance • Securities • Private Placements • VC/Angel Finance • Emerging Companies • Commercial Agreements • Employment Contracts

EDUCATION

University of Chicago Law School, J.D.

University of Chicago Booth School of Business, M.B.A. (Finance and Accounting)

Princeton University, B.S.E. (Civil Engineering)

PRIOR WORK EXPERIENCE

  • Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson
  • Sidley Austin
  • Hinduja Group (General Counsel, New York office)

Jessica Friedman

Of Counsel

Phone: (212) 949-5900
jfriedman@pelglaw.com

PRACTICE AREAS

Trademark • Copyright • Literary Property • Licensing • Software Development Agreements

EDUCATION

Yale Law School, J.D.

Princeton University, B.A.
Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa

PRIOR WORK EXPERIENCE

  • Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson
  • Deutsch, Klagsbrun & Blasband (previously Linden and Deutsch; now McLaughlin & Stern)
  • Reboul, MacMurray, Hewitt, Maynard & Kristol (now Ropes & Gray)

Paul Model

Of Counsel

Phone: (212) 949-5900
pmodel@pelglaw.com

PRACTICE AREAS

General Corporate • M&A • Securities • Private Equity • Private Placements • VC/Angel Finance • Debt Finance • Emerging Companies • Life Sciences • Biotech • Drugs and Medical Devices • Licensing

EDUCATION

Harvard Law School, J.D.
Magna Cum Laude

Hampshire College, B.A.

PRIOR WORK EXPERIENCE

  • Davis Polk & Wardwell
  • Emed Technologies Corporation, General Counsel

Michael J. Sussman

Of Counsel

Phone: (212) 949-5900 (O)
(646) 745-5446 (C)
msussman@pelglaw.com

PRACTICE AREAS

M&A, Joint Ventures and Other Business Combinations • Financing Transactions and Private Placements • Domestic, Cross-Border, Start-Up and Venture Capital Companies • Corporate Investment • Commercial Agreements • Funds • Employment Contracts

EDUCATION

Georgetown University Law Center, J.D.
Cum Laude
Law and Policy in International Business

University of Massachusetts, B.A.
Cum Laude

PRIOR WORK EXPERIENCE

  • Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton
  • Mayer, Brown & Platt
  • Squire, Sanders & Dempsey
  • Citigroup Global Markets Ltd.
  • StormHarbour Partners