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Ellie is a member of the firm. She is an experienced litigator, representing clients in all aspects of federal, state, and administrative practice, with extensive experience at both the trial court and appellate court levels. Ellie specializes in complex and commercial litigation, representing clients across a variety of industries in their contract and business disputes. Ellie also has a significant health care practice, representing physicians, health clinics, and other health services providers in disputes against hospitals and the administrative and disciplinary agencies that regulate the health care profession. She is a nationally-recognized expert on reproductive health and rights in Louisiana.

Following law school, Ellie began her practice in bankruptcy litigation at a large New York City law firm where she was involved in complex bankruptcy matters representing debtors, creditors’ committees, investors, and fiduciaries. Ellie also lived in Eastern Europe for several years where she was a legal and marketing consultant for a real estate development company and a founding member of the board of directors of the Ronald McDonald House Charities.

Originally from Louisville, Kentucky, Ellie received her undergraduate degree from Colgate University in 1999 and graduated, summa cum laude, from Tulane Law School in 2003. She lives in Uptown New Orleans and enjoys reading, cooking, and traveling.


  • Tulane Law School (New Orleans, Louisiana)  Juris Doctor 2003, summa cum laude
  • Colgate University (Hamilton, New York)  B.A. English and German, 1999



  • Tulane Law Review, Notes and Comments Editor
  • Order of the Coif
  • Best Lawyers in America for Commercial Litigation, 2018 – 2020
  • Louisiana Super Lawyers, 2019 – 2020
  • Louisiana Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2013 – 2016


  • Schonekas, Evans, McGoey & McEachin, L.L.C. (New Orleans, Louisiana)
    Partner, 2017 – Present
    Litigation Associate, 2010 – 2016
  • Omnium Properties (Riga, Latvia)
    Legal and Marketing Consultant, 2006-2009
  • Kaye Scholer LLP (New York, New York)
    Bankruptcy Associate, 2003-2006


  • Admitted to practice in Louisiana and New York
  • Member:  New Orleans Bar Association, Louisiana State Bar Association, Federal Bar Association


  • Demette v. Falcon Drilling Co.: The Sinking Ship of Fifth Circuit Precedent Construing the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act and Maritime Law, 76 Tul. L. Rev. 1785 (2002)