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Ellen Ostrow

Associate

222 South Main Street, Suite 2200, Salt Lake City, UT 84101

Ellen focuses her practice on corporate bankruptcy and commercial litigation. 

Clients benefit from Ellen's comprehensive knowledge of bankruptcy court processes and procedures she acquired while serving as a law clerk to Chief Judge William T. Thurman of the United States Bankruptcy Court, District of Utah, for more than two years. 

As a law student, Ellen held internships at the United States Securities and Exchange Commission in both the Division of Enforcement and Office of International Affairs, and with the Overseas Private Investment Corporation. Prior to law school, she served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Guatemala.

Experience

Bankruptcy and Creditors' Rights

Ellen draws from her experience as a law clerk to Chief Judge William T. Thurman of the United States Bankruptcy Court, District of Utah to guide creditors and debtors through the technical bankruptcy process, including:

  • Lien disputes
  • Bankruptcy asset sales
  • Executory contract and unexpired lease disputes
  • Automatic stay disputes
  • Preference and fraudulent transfer litigation
  • Bankruptcy claims litigation
Commercial Litigation

Ellen frequently provides support in creating cost-effective dispute resolution solutions for clients:

  • Managing discovery
  • Defending and taking fact and expert depositions
  • Drafting and arguing motions for summary judgement
  • Pursuing collection of judgments 

News

Publications

Speaking Engagements

Education

Bar Admissions

Court Admissions

Recognition

  • Utah Business Magazine, Utah Legal Elite, Up and Coming, 2018

Professional and Civic Affiliations

  • Turnaround Management Association, Salt Lake Chapter, Board Member
  • Young ICCA (International Council for Commercial Arbitration), Member
  • American Bankruptcy Institute, Member
  • Utah Bankruptcy Lawyers Forum, Member
  • Utah State Bar, Litigation Section, Member 
  • Women Lawyers of Utah, Member
  • United States Securities & Exchange Commission, Division of Enforcement, Washington, D.C., Summer Honors Program, 2012
  • Peace Corp Volunteer, Guatemala, 2008–2010
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