Press Release

Morgan Lewis Appoints New Managing Partner in Orange County

January 21, 2015

ORANGE COUNTY, January 21, 2015 – Morgan Lewis is pleased to announce the appointment of partner Ellen S. Bancroft as managing partner of the firm’s Orange County office effective immediately as the firm – now one of the largest in the world – begins a significant new chapter in 2015. 

Ms. Bancroft has been recognized as one of the leading corporate advisors in Southern California, and has more than 20 years of experience in mergers and acquisitions, venture capital and private equity financings, as well as IPOs, follow-on and secondary public offerings, PIPEs, and registered offerings. She has worked on more than 70 public and private acquisitions, ranging in size from several million dollars to more than $1 billion, as well as more than 40 registered public offerings. Her practice also includes a broad range of corporate and securities transactional matters, Securities and Exchange Commission regulatory matters, New York Stock Exchange and NASDAQ listing and compliance matters, general corporate counseling, and corporate governance matters. Ms. Bancroft was previously the managing partner of the firm’s Irvine office. She earned her J.D. at Vanderbilt University Law School and her B.S. at Indiana University, Bloomington.

 “We are thrilled to have Ellen as the leader of our Orange County office, particularly at such an exciting time for the firm with our enhanced abilities to counsel and serve new and valued clients,” said Firm Chair Jami McKeon. “Morgan Lewis is dedicated to delivering the highest quality results to advance our clients’ legal and business interests – from Orange County to Tokyo, London to San Francisco, Silicon Valley to Moscow, and points in between.”

In November, Morgan Lewis welcomed more than 200 partners and nearly 600 other lawyers, legal professionals, and staff from Bingham McCutchen. Morgan Lewis offers clients global access to broad capabilities across a comprehensive spectrum of services and industries addressing virtually every aspect of corporate, financial, and asset management operations.