Practice areas

Securities Litigation, Bankruptcy: Business, Business/Corporate, Employment Litigation: Defense, Environmental, Mergers & Acquisitions

Focus areas

Bankruptcy Law, Employment Discrimination

Ellen V. Holloman, an attorney at the prestigious law firm Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP, practices law in New York, New York. With over 22 years of dedicated legal experience, she specializes in a wide range of legal areas, including:

  • Bankruptcy
  • Employment litigation
  • Corporate and financial litigation
  • Environmental, social, and governance (ESG)
  • Securities enforcement
  • Civil litigation
  • Mergers and acquisitions

Ms. Holloman represents a diverse clientele, including individuals, entrepreneurs, financial institutions, small and medium-sized businesses, and multinational corporations. She handles civil litigation and regulatory proceedings with a wealth of experience, offering invaluable guidance in bankruptcy, governance, and financial restructuring matters.

In addition to her proficiency in managing Chapter 11 cases and negotiating out-of-court settlements, Ms. Holloman adeptly defends clients facing white-collar criminal charges. Her extensive expertise, cultivated over decades, encompasses intricate cross-border issues, shareholder activism, constitutional law, and post-acquisition disputes.

Ms. Holloman embarked on her academic journey at Swarthmore College in 1991, where she graduated cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in philosophy and political science. In 1999, she completed her legal studies and earned her law degree from Harvard Law School. She obtained her New York law license in 2000, granting her the authority to appear before all federal courts in New York, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Circuits, as well as the U.S. Supreme Court of New York.

Recognized for her outstanding contributions to the legal profession, Ms. Holloman has received numerous accolades, including the Thurgood Marshall Award from The New York City Bar Association. She is also a recipient of a fellowship from the American Bar Foundation and has been honored with titles such as “Notable Woman in Law” and “Notable Diverse Leader in Law” by Crain’s New York Business. Her name graces the prestigious Lawdragon’s list of “500 Leading Lawyers in America” and Crain’s New York Business’s list of “Notable Black Leaders.”

Engaged in the legal community, Ms. Holloman maintains affiliations with esteemed organizations across various levels, including:

  • Center for Employment Opportunities: Board of Trustees
  • New York Lawyers for the Public Interest: Board Member
  • Federal Bar Council: Member of the Bankruptcy Litigation and Civil Rights Committees
  • Association of the Bar of the City of New York: Committee Member for Mergers, Acquisitions, and Corporate Control Contests
  • Women’s White Collar Defense Association: Member
  • New York Council of Defense Lawyers: Member

It is important to note that Ellen V. Holloman serves as a debt relief agent, assisting individuals in seeking bankruptcy relief under the Bankruptcy Code.

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