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Overview

Ella A. Shenhav is a partner in the Tampa office of Shutts & Bowen LLP, where she is a member of the Business Litigation Practice Group and the firm’s Pro Bono Committee.

Recognized as an “Up and Comer” by Tampa Bay Business Journal, Ella focuses her practice on complex commercial litigation in state and federal courts, including contract disputes and non-compete agreements, as well as qui tam actions, government compliance, bankruptcy litigation, and cases involving the Fair Debt Collections Practice Act and Florida Consumer Collection Practices Act.

Education

  • Harvard Law School, J.D., cum laude, 2009
  • University of South Florida, B.A., summa cum laude, 2005

Bar Admissions

  • The Florida Bar
  • Massachusetts Bar

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

Professional and Civic Activities

  • Director, Project H.E.L.P. Tampa (pro bono clinic for the homeless)
  • Member, Annual Convention Committee of the Florida Bar
  • Board Member and volunteer attorney, Are You Safe
  • Co-Chair, Thirteenth Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Committee’s Firm Subcommittee
  • Pro bono attorney ad litem, Crossroads for Florida Kids
  • Member, Federal Bar Association
  • Member, Hillsborough County Bar Association
  • Co-Chair, Hillsborough County Bar Association Young Lawyers Division Pro Bono Committee (2014-2016)
  • Board Member, Are You Safe

Recognition

  • “Pro Bono Attorney of the Year”, Are You Safe, 2017
  • “Outstanding Pro Bono Service by a Young Lawyer”, Thirteenth Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Committee, 2017
  • Florida Super Lawyers, Business Litigation, Rising Star, 2017
  • Florida Trend Legal Elite, 2017
  • Tampa Bay Business Journal, Up and Comer, 2015
  • Massachusetts Super Lawyers, Rising Star, Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights, 2012, 2013

Languages

  • Hebrew

Presentations

  • Speaker, Leadership Development Committee Luncheon, Stetson University College of Law (April 18, 2018)

Publications

  • The Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel, Author, “SCOTUS Concludes That a Defendant’s Belief Regarding Patent Validity is Not a Defense to an Induced Infringement Claim,” June 2, 2015
  • The Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel, Author, “The Fourth Circuit Concludes that SCOTUS’s Nasser Opinion Did Not Change Other Burdens of Proof for Retaliation Plaintiffs,” May 27, 2015
  • American Bankruptcy Institute Journal, Co-author, “Is Possession a Requirement for Turnover?” April 2013, cited by bankruptcy treatise Collier Trustees & Debtors in Possession P. 10.02
  • The Bankruptcy Strategist, Co-author, “Sunbeam Eclipsed: Does a Sale Free and Clear Negate the Rights of Non-Debtor License,” February 1, 2013
  • Real Estate Title Practice in Massachusetts – MCLE Treatise, Co-author, “Bankruptcy,” 2013
  • Bankruptcy and Financial Restructuring Law 2013 – Top Lawyers on Trends and Key Strategies for the Upcoming Year, Co-author, “Licensees Beware: Recent Changes in the Intersection of Bankruptcy Law and Intellectual Property Law,” 2013
  • American Bankruptcy Institute Journal, Co-author, “Can a Counterparty to an Executory Contract Perform Preassumption?” May 2012
  • Law360, Co-author, “Buyer Beware: 363 Sale May Not Absolve Successor Liability,” April 20, 2012
  • The Bankruptcy Strategist, Co-author, “Choppy Waters in The Safe Harbor for Shareholders Of Failed LBOs?” March 1, 2012
  • American Bankruptcy Institute Journal, Co-author, “Bankruptcy’s Impact on Financial Markets,” December 1, 2011
  • American Bankruptcy Institute Journal, Co-author, “Chrysler Reflects Modern Reorganization Practice,” December 1, 2010