General Litigation/Real Estate Litigation
Ellen Jalkut graduated magna cum laude from Wellesley College with departmental honors in Economics in 1999. She obtained her Masters in Economics from the University of Michigan in 2002 and her Juris Doctor from the University of Michigan Law School in 2003.
After law school, Ellen practiced litigation at KMZ Rosenman in Chicago, focusing on real estate disputes. In 2005, Ellen moved to New York City and began working on complex commercial litigation matters at Heller Ehrman. Serving as the lead associate on a range of matters, Ellen drafted initial pleadings, coordinated all aspects of discovery, prepared witnesses for depositions, drafted dispositive motions, and participated in mediation and settlement conferences.
In 2008, Ellen joined Bloomberg Law in its effort to build a product to compete with Lexis and Westlaw. At Bloomberg, Ellen researched areas of law to identify the sources of original points of law. In addition to working on the legal product, Ellen wrote weekly articles on remarkable opinions related to Constitutional law.
More recently, Ellen served as a clerk for the Honorable William G. Young of the District of Massachusetts. In her role as clerk, Ellen reviewed motion papers and drafted bench memoranda prior to oral arguments. For those matters requiring an opinion, Ellen wrote the first draft for numerous matters and edited those drafts written by other clerks. Ellen attended all types of court sessions, including oral arguments, bench trials, and jury trials, occasionally acting as deputy clerk when needed.
Ellen is the co-author of “Prior User Rights Expansion: Congress, the Courts, and Constitutional Considerations,” published by BNA in September 2011.
Ellen joined Montage Legal Group in July 2012, and is located in New York.