For over 22 years, Edward T. Ellis has represented employers in discrimination cases involving age, race, sex and disability; whistleblower actions; and trade secret and non-compete matters. Ed has tried more than 40 cases to verdict before juries and has represented clients at hundreds of bench trials, arbitrations and administrative proceedings. He has specific trial experience with cases under:
- Title VII
- The Age Discrimination in Employment Act
- The Americans With Disabilities Act
- The Sarbanes-Oxley Act
- The Federal Arbitration Act
- The New Jersey Conscientious Employee Protection Act
He also has extensive knowledge of First Amendment whistleblower and common law wrongful discharge cases, as well as ERISA litigation. His comprehensive range of trial experience includes appearing before federal and state courts across the country, as well as handling, and winning, the first case tried in the federal court system on Court TV.
Working frequently with employers in manufacturing, insurance, pharmaceutical, and retail, Ed uses his trial experience to counsel clients on how to avoid litigation. He is the Co-Chair of Littler’s Whistleblower and Retaliation practice.
Prior to entering private practice in 1988, Ed spent five and a half years as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. There, he handled district court and appellate civil litigation involving the United States and its agencies with a concentration in:
- Labor matters
- Employment discrimination cases
- Procurement fraud
- Government contract issues
Ed also was a staff attorney with the Philadelphia Office of the Regional Solicitor for the United States Department of Labor.