ELLYCE COOPER assists companies facing significant crisis situations and government investigations. She leads companies in determining a complete, thoughtful and responsive strategy. She is adept at working on multi-faceted matters that involve a number of different government and regulatory entities and parties. Ellyce’s diverse white collar experience includes representing clients in internal investigations and government investigations.
Ellyce serves as a lead lawyer on the firm’s Crisis Management and Strategic Response Team, which is consistently ranked among the leading teams in the U.S. and globally by Chambers Crisis & Risk Management (2021–2023). Ellyce is recognized in the guide as a notable practitioner for crisis management both in the U.S. and globally.
In addition, Ellyce has extensive experience handling complex civil litigation. She is also a member of Sidley’s Consumer Class Actions and Corporate Governance practices, and serves on the firm’s COVID-19 Task Force.
Ellyce's client list includes notable companies from the healthcare, pharmaceutical, accounting, financial, defense and automotive industries. Ellyce’s state and federal litigation practice includes representing clients in connection with False Claims Act matters, including qui tam “whistleblower” lawsuits and investigations, related to medical device and pharmaceutical matters. She has defended clients through various stages of litigation, from trial preparation through verdict.
Ellyce is ranked in Chambers USA (2022–2023) for California Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations, with clients noting:
- “Ellyce is extremely knowledgeable, thorough, and organized. She gains the confidence of her clients by way of her excellent advice and client-centric approach” (2023).
- “As a client, I trust her wholeheartedly with each matter. Her advice is always well reasoned and thoughtful, and reflects her deep understanding of her clients and their businesses” (2023).
- “She is a pure delight to work with. She does a fantastic job at navigating complex issues and protecting the interests of her clients” (2023).
“She is just phenomenal. She is an extremely knowledgeable person - when she gets a case, she knows the facts backwards and forwards and has an encyclopedic knowledge of the facts” (2023).
L.A. Biz named her as one of their 2019 “Women of Influence,” a list recognizing women who have found success in a range of businesses affecting the Los Angeles economy while also making time to mentor younger executives, work with nonprofit organizations and pursue charitable endeavors. She has also been recognized by Best Lawyers in the category of Criminal Defense: White-Collar (2018–2022).
Ellyce regularly writes and speaks on topics relating to crisis management.