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Ellen Moran Dwyer

Partner

edwyer@crowell.com
Phone: +1 202.624.2574
1001 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20004-2595

Named to Law360's "List of America's Most Innovative Managing Partners."
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Ellen Moran Dwyer is chair of Crowell & Moring's Executive Committee and a member of the Management Board. As a partner in the Labor & Employment Group, Ellen represents employers in the full array of labor and employment matters, including class action and individual claims filed under federal and state anti-discrimination and related employment laws such as Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the Civil False Claims Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), Sarbanes Oxley (SOX) whistleblower provisions, and the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), as well as employment torts, including defamation, wrongful discharge, and related fiduciary duty claims.

Ellen has extensive experience investigating and litigating high-stakes sexual harassment and related employee misconduct issues. Additionally, she advises employers on prophylactic measures to mitigate risk and remediate such claims.

Ellen also has extensive experience in the trade secret arena, including: (i) drafting and negotiating non-competition, non-disclosure, and confidentiality agreements; (ii) investigating incidents of alleged theft of trade secrets; (iii) counseling employers regarding the implementation of effective trade secret security measures; and (iv) auditing corporate trade secret protection protocols, including the full range of employee new-hire and separation procedures, and pre- and post-employment related restrictions.

Ellen also has substantial experience in the employment class action litigation arena teaming effectively with public relations, diversity and statistical experts. Ellen also represents employers in the traditional labor arena on matters including union organizing campaigns and elections, decertification efforts, and collective bargaining both before the National Labor Relations Board and the federal courts.

In addition to these representations, Ellen has also conducted employee training programs for clients on several substantive labor and employment topics, including sexual harassment, union avoidance, diversity, and personnel practices and management.

Education

  • St. Lawrence University, B.A. (1982) summa cum laude
  • Cornell Law School, J.D. (1985) cum laude

Affiliations

Admitted to practice: District of Columbia, Massachusetts (inactive), and several federal district and appellate courts.

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"Addressing #MeToo, Pay Equity, and Other Employment Risks – Money and Time Well Spent," Crowell & Moring's Ounce of Prevention Seminar (OOPS) 2019, Washington, DC (May 7, 2019). Speakers: Ellen Moran Dwyer, Rebecca L. Springer, and Trina Fairley Barlow.
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"Time's Up For Medicine. The #MeToo Movement Focuses on the Health Care Industry.," Labor & Employment Law Alert - US (March 18, 2019). Contacts: Ellen Moran Dwyer, Trina Fairley Barlow, Rebecca Monck Ricigliano, Danielle Giffuni
Client Alert/Newsletter
Crowell & Moring Announces 2019 Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Fellow and Pathfinders Participants (Feb.12.2019)
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"Labor and Employment – The States Step into #MeToo," Crowell & Moring's Litigation Forecast 2019 (January 9, 2019). Contributor: Ellen Moran Dwyer.
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"Newly Passed Congressional Sexual Harassment Bill Aims to Set a "Positive Example" for Nation," Labor & Employment Law Alert - US (January 4, 2019). Contacts: Ellen Moran Dwyer, Trina Fairley Barlow, Ira M. Saxe, Amanda DiSanto
Client Alert/Newsletter
Crowell & Moring's Ellen Dwyer Promotes Innovation at the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Annual Meeting (Video) (Dec.07.2018)
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"Third Thursday--C&M’s November Labor & Employment Update: #MeToo, One Year Later: What Have We Learned?," Crowell & Moring Webinar (November 29, 2018). Presenters: Thomas Gies, Ellen Dwyer, and Rebecca Ricigliano.
Speech/Presentation
"New York State Releases Final Guidance On Legislation Aimed At Preventing Sexual Harassment," Labor & Employment Law Alert - US (October 5, 2018). Contacts: Ellen Moran Dwyer, Thomas P. Gies, Trina Fairley Barlow, Ira M. Saxe, Katie Erno
Client Alert/Newsletter
"In the Wake of the #MeToo Movement: Speaking Out and Setting Expectations for a Safe and Supportive Working Environment," 30th Annual General Counsel Conference, New York, NY (September 26, 2018). Moderator: Ellen Moran Dwyer.
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Working Mother Names Crowell & Moring Among ‘Best Law Firms for Women’ for Seventh Consecutive Year (Aug.08.2018)
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