Antoinette Ellison focuses her practice on the resolution of federal and state tax controversies on behalf of individual and corporate taxpayers and litigation. Her experience includes pre-trial preparation and trials in proceedings before the U.S. Tax Court and U.S. district courts. Ms. Ellison has served as lead counsel in complex business litigation and insurance coverage matters. She also has extensive experience dealing with government agencies including U.S. Customs & Border Protection. This experience includes dealing with inquiries regarding the importing of products into the U.S.
Ms. Ellison is committed to pro bono work. As a result of this continuing commitment, she earned the firm's Pro Bono Associate of the Year Award in 2011.
Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Ellison practiced for seven years in the New York office of a prominent international law. She successfully represented public corporations, financial institutions, and accounting firms in securities cases and regulatory investigations. She served as counsel in mediations, took and defended depositions, drafted and argued motions, and assisted clients in responding to inquiries from the DOJ and SEC.
While in law school, Ms. Ellison was awarded the Archie O. Dawson Prize for proficiency in oral advocacy and afforded the opportunity to work as an extern at the Supreme Court of the United States. She also completed an externship with the Honorable Gerard E. Lynch during his service on the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. Ms. Ellison was an Editor for the National Black Law Journal and was the National Champion of the 2000 Frederick Douglass Moot Court Competition.