Ellen Knarr counsels public companies on corporate and securities law matters. Ellen primarily practices in the areas of public reporting responsibilities, SRO-compliance, corporate governance best practices and certain executive compensation matters and advises senior management, boards of directors and board committees with respect to these and other legal compliance matters.
Ellen's practice involves representation of numerous NYSE- and Nasdaq-listed clients covering a wide array of industries, including retail, hospitality, banking, technology and document and data services companies. Ellen's work for these clients involves:
In addition to the corporate and securities work she handles for our public company clients, Ellen is a dedicated leader and participant in a variety of the firm's initiatives and also participates in pro bono matters. As a leader in the firm, Ellen serves as the office managing partner of New York office. She also serves on the leadership committee of Day Pitney's firm-wide women's initiative, Women Working Together (WWT®), and she is an active member of the firm's Diversity & Inclusion Committee. In April 2014, she was one of the recipients of Pro Bono Partnership's award for Outstanding Nonprofit Project of 2013, an award presented to a team of legal volunteers from Day Pitney and Wyndham Worldwide Corporation in recognition of legal services to the Keyport Ministerium Food Pantry. Ellen was also appointed in June 2014 to serve as a member of the Board of Directors of Little Flower Children and Family Services of New York, a not-for-profit charity serving children, families and developmentally disabled adults across New York City and Long Island.
In addition, Ellen served as Secretary to the New Jersey Corporation and Business Law Study Commission, a legislative commission dedicated to improving and modernizing the New Jersey Business Corporation Act from 2007 to 2015.
summa cum laude2002
Honored as a "Woman Worth Watching" by the Profiles in Diversity Journal, 2017
Chosen as one of the "New Leaders of the Bar" by New Jersey Law Journal, 2014
Received the Outstanding Nonprofit Project Award from the Pro Bono Partnership, 2013