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, she serves as the office managing partner of New York office. Ellen 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 and Inclusion Committee. From 2007 to 2015, 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.
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