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

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

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

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.

Jessica R. Friedman

Of Counsel

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

PRACTICE AREAS

Trademark • Copyright • Literary Property • Licensing • Software Development Agreements • Technology Transactions • Privacy • Emerging Companies

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

Ony Okoro

Of Counsel

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

PRACTICE AREAS

Licensing • Intellectual Property • Technology Transactions • Privacy • M&A • Emerging Companies • Technology Companies

EDUCATION

New York University School of Law, J.D.

University of Washington, B.A., B.S.

BAR ADMISSIONS

Illinois
New York
Washington

PRIOR WORK EXPERIENCE

  • Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • GE Healthcare

Alix R. Rubin

Of Counsel

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

PRACTICE AREAS

Employment Counseling • Employment Litigation • Employee Handbooks • Workplace Investigations • Employment, Non-Compete and Severance Agreements • Reductions In Force

EDUCATION

University of Pennsylvania Law School, J.D.

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • New York
  • New Jersey
  • Pennsylvania

PRIOR WORK EXPERIENCE

  • Lowenstein Sandler
  • Hannoch Weisman
  • Entwistle & Cappucci

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

Ekong Udoekwere

Counsel

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

PRACTICE AREAS

General Corporate • M&A • VC/Angel Finance • Joint Ventures • Emerging Companies • Capital Financing

EDUCATION

Harvard Law School, J.D.

University of North Carolina at Charlotte, B.A. & B.Sc. 

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • California

PRIOR WORK EXPERIENCE

  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
  • Troy Gould PC

Camille Gallardo

Legal Assistant / Office Manager

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

EDUCATION

Barnard College of Columbia University, B.A.

PRIOR WORK EXPERIENCE

  • Permanent Mission of Uruguay to the United Nations
  • Gleason & Koatz, LLP