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Ellen B. Corenswet Partner at Covington & Burling LLP

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Ellen Corenswet has over 40 years of experience representing companies—from early stage to public—as well as investors—in the life sciences and technology industries. Ellen also advises pharma companies on their venture investments, principally in the biotech industry.  She is a member of Covington’s Venture Capital/Emerging Company Practice Group and is resident in the firm’s New York office.  

Ellen is passionate about working with founders and management teams in early stage companies and takes a hands on, pragmatic, business-focused approach to advising these companies as their outside corporate general counsel. She makes a personal commitment to each of her clients to spend the time to understand their business and objectives and to help them understand the issues they will face.   In addition to providing day-to-day strategic advice, Ellen advises on financings, corporate governance, employment and equity compensation issues and commercial agreements.  She has advised numerous companies in connection with their IPOs and M&A transactions. 

Ellen is on the Board of National Advisors of Springboard Enterprises, Inc. and on the Board of Directors of NY BIO. Ellen is recognized as a leading life sciences corporate lawyer by The Practical Law Company (PLC) and is a frequent speaker on legal panels and at conferences.