Partner, Akerman LLP
Chapter Board - Los Angeles
Ellen Robbins is a Partner at Akerman LLP. Previously, she served in the Los Angeles office of Sidley Austin LLP and was a member of the firm’s Intellectual Property Litigation and Complex Commercial Litigation groups. Ellen has extensive experience handling matters on behalf of public and private companies all over the world in both state and federal court, with a particular emphasis on patent litigation and a variety of commercial disputes.
Ellen received her law degree from Harvard Law School and has a B.A. in Business Administration from University of Illinois. She is also a Board Member of Lurie Children’s Hospital in Chicago and the Founder and Chair of the Attorney Moms of Chicago, a group now numbering in the hundreds, which engages in support, networking, and philanthropic activities.
After nearly a lifetime in Chicago, Ellen relocated to Hermosa Beach, CA in 2014, where she lives with her partner Paul Tripodi and their two children, who each participate in multiple youth sports. Ellen helps coach the Hermosa Valley School Run Club and also is an AYSO volunteer. Ellen is a diehard sports fan, an avid runner and fitness junkie, and will take on anyone in fantasy football.