Ellen Papadakis defends and counsels employers on all aspects of employment law, including claims involving discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wage and hour violations, leaves of absence, trade secret misappropriation, workplace violence restraining orders, and employment-related torts. She also conducts anti-harassment training and helps clients develop EEO and other personnel policies.
Besides her employment work, Ellen has handled a wide range of general commercial and insurance coverage litigation matters. In addition, Ellen has nearly 15 years’ experience representing businesses in third party disability access claims under the Americans with Disabilities Act and state law. Ellen has also demonstrated success as an experienced appellate practitioner in both state and federal courts.
Ellen served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Fred A. Geiger of the Illinois Appellate Court, Second District, before starting private law practice.
- Unintentional Discrimination Yields Unexpected Windfall: Disability Access Litigants Can Recover Minimum Statutory Damages in California Without Proving Discriminatory Intent (2009)
- California Court of Appeal Requires a Showing of Discriminatory Intent in Disability Access Cases under the Unruh Civil Rights Act (2007)
- Note, "The Continued Confinement of Insanity Acquitees: Foucha v. Louisiana," 83 J. Crim. L. and Criminology 944 (1993)
- Root Cause Analysis: Find the Right Problem to Solve (2012)
- The Classification Crackdown: Managing Your Contingent Workforce Under a Microscope (2010)
- The Contingent Workforce in the Era of Change (2009)
- It's All Geek to Me: A Survival Guide to Electronic Discovery (2007)