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About Anthony P. Ellis, Esq.

Anthony Ellis received his B.A. in International Finance from the Catholic University of America, and his J.D. from the George Washington University Law School with honors. While at George Washington, he was an editor of The George Washington Law Review, was elected to be the Vice President of the George Washington Moot Court Skills Board and an Executive Member of the Mock Trial Society, and was selected to teach legal research and writing skills to first year law students. Anthony also had the opportunity to intern for the Honorable Emmet G. Sullivan of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, and to work as a research assistant for three outstanding legal professors: James W. Zigler (former Commissioner of the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service), Jerome A. Barron, and Michael B. Abramowicz.

Following graduation from George Washington, Anthony clerked for the Honorable Carlos F. Lucero of the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, which oversaw federal appellate matters for six states including Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Wyoming and Utah. Upon completing his clerkship, Anthony joined Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, LLP, one of the top litigation firms in the world. While there, he handled complex national and international civil litigation in the United States on behalf of individual and corporate clients. He subsequently joined the New York firm of Hahn & Hessen LLP as a senior associate, where he continued to practice until moving to Louisville, KY in the summer of 2013.

Since arriving in Kentucky, Anthony has continued to represent plaintiffs nationwide in complex cases involving, among other areas, corporate fraud, mass torts, medical malpractice, defective products, legal malpractice, public nuisance, consumer protection matters, insurance bad faith, vehicle and truck wrecks, premises liability matters, employment and discrimination claims, corporate shareholder and governance disputes, and civil justice issues. He is currently admitted to the bar in Kentucky and New York, and has handled cases in national and state courts throughout the United States.

Anthony is a member of the American Association of Justice, the Kentucky Justice Association, the Kentucky Bar Association, the Louisville Bar Association, and was appointed by Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer to the board of Brightside, Inc. He is honored to have received an award from the Legal Aid Society in recognition of his pro bono work, and continues to engage in substantial pro bono legal representation in his current practice. He is lucky enough to be married to Laura Curth, who regularly inspires and guides him.

Representative matters Anthony Ellis has handled for clients include:

  • In re Loral Space & Communications, Inc., C.A. No. 2808-VCS, 3022-VCS (Del. Chan. Ct.) (following one-week trial before Vice Chancellor Strine, ruling entered in favor of clients against defendants for monetary damages with a value in excess of $300 million)
  • The Commonwealth of Kentucky v. Purdue Pharma, L.P. et al. ($24 million settlement obtained in December 2014 on behalf of the Commonwealth of Kentucky against Purdue Pharma, L.P. and other entities engaged in the manufacture, promotion and sale of OxyContin and other opioids, involving claims for product liability, public nuisance, Medicaid Fraud and other remaining claims after the Commonwealth had previously settled its consumer protection act claims against the defendants in a 2007 settlement. This represented one of the largest settlements ever obtained by any state against the defendants, who vigorously contested causation and liability throughout the proceedings)
  • JP Morgan Chase, L.P. v. Reijtenbagh (N.Y. Sup. Ct.) (represented financial institution in claims against debtor in excess of $50 million involving the seizure and collection of assets on multiple continents, resulting in confidential post-filing settlement of all debts due to plaintiff)
  • The CIT Group v. Grant Thornton LLP (Az. Sup. Ct.) (represented financial institution in claims against accounting firm for fraud and malpractice arising from audit and financial disclosures concerning LeNature’s bottling plant, resulting in confidential settlement)
  • Confidential settlement on behalf of over twenty credit unions in claims against Fannie Mae following Fannie Mae’s acquisition of over $100 million dollars of mortgage loans that were fraudulently transferred to Fannie Mae by the credit union’s loan servicer
  • Confidential pre-suit settlement for plaintiff who was prescribed and dispensed wrong medication due to pharmacist error, resulting in settlement that was over 100 times the initial offer to the client
  • Pro bono representation of Hispanic kitchen worker for unpaid wages and back pay following employer’s termination of employee when employee confronted employer about illegally withheld wages, resulting in confidential settlement totaling payment of all past-due wages
  • Confidential pre-suit settlement for Hispanic advertising executive following termination of executive when she discovered and attempted to remedy substantial discrepancies in pay between female Hispanic team members and non-minority less senior team members

Anthony Ellis has also published and spoke extensively on legal issues, including (among others):

  • E-Discovery in Kentucky Civil Litigation (CLE, Louisville Bar Association, Winter 2014)
  • Understanding and Proving Damages for Disfigurement, Scarring & Amputation (CLE, National Business Institute, Summer 2016)
  • The Reliability, Admissibility and Power of Electronic Evidence, Zachary G. Newman and Anthony P. Ellis (Proof, ABA Journal of the Trial Evidence Committee, Summer 2010)
  • A Refresher Course in Provisional Remedies, Zachary G. Newman and Anthony P. Ellis (Business Torts Journal, Summer 2010)
  • Cyber Defamation: It’s Not Just Business as Usual, Zachary G. Newman and Anthony P. Ellis (Business Torts Journal, Spring 2011)
  • A Primer on Recovering Lost Profits Damages, Zachary G. Newman and Anthony P. Ellis (Business Torts Journal, October 2012)
  • Evidentiary Challenges to Documents at Trial, Zachary G. Newman and Anthony P. Ellis (Business Torts Journal, May 2012)
  • Navigating the Nuances of Tortious Interference Claims, Zachary G. Newman and Anthony P. Ellis Business Torts Journal, Summer 2011)
  • Enforcing Money Claims Pre- & Post-Judgment: How to Really Win Your Case (CLE, City Bar of New York, Winter 2011)
  • New Developments in the Federal Rules of Evidence & Recent Evidentiary Decisions (CLE, City Bar of New York, Summer 2012)
  • Special Considerations for Enforcing Judgments Against Corporations and Other Business Entities (CLE, City Bar of New York, Winter 2013)
  • New York Practice: The What, Where & How’s of Commencing a Lawsuit & Serving Parties (CLE, City Bar of New York, Spring 2013)