ELLYCE COOPER is a partner in the firm’s Century City office and member of the White Collar: Government Litigation and Investigations, Consumer Class Actions, and Corporate Governance and Executive Compensation practices. She also serves on the firm’s COVID-19 Task Force. Ellyce has extensive experience handling government enforcement matters and internal investigations, as well as complex civil litigation.
Ellyce assists companies facing significant crisis situations and government investigations. She leads companies in determining a complete, thoughtful and responsive strategy for the client. Ellyce is particularly 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. She frequently represents providers in the banking industry, along with Medicare Fraud and Abuse matters, and has also worked on investigations related to regulatory compliance issues.
Ellyce’s state and federal litigation practice includes representing clients in connection with False Claims Act matters, including qui tam “whistleblower” lawsuits, accountant liability litigation and medical device and pharmaceutical matters. She has defended clients through various stages of litigation, from trial preparation through verdict. Ellyce's client list includes notable companies from the healthcare, pharmaceutical, accounting, financial, defense and automotive industries.
L.A. Biz named Ellyce 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 earned her J.D. from University of California, Los Angeles School of Law and her B.A., magna cum laude,from the University of California Berkeley.