Ellen S. Bancroft

Ellen S. Bancroft

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Securities & Corporate Finance Attorney in Costa Mesa, CA

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
 | 600 Anton Boulevard, Suite 1800
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Phone: 714-830-0600
Fax: 714-830-0700
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2013, 2015 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1990
Practice Areas:
  • Securities & Corporate Finance (40%),
  • Mergers & Acquisitions (30%),
  • Business/Corporate (30%)
    Attorney Profile

    Consistently recognized as one of the leading corporate attorneys in Southern California, Ellen S. Bancroft has more than 25 years’ experience in mergers and acquisitions, venture capital and private equity financings, IPOs, follow-on and secondary public offerings, PIPEs and registered direct offerings. She has closed more than 70 public and private acquisitions, ranging in size from several million dollars to more than $1 billion, and has advised clients in more than 50 registered public offerings.

    Ellen’s practice includes a broad range of corporate and securities transactional matters, SEC regulatory matters, NYSE and NASDAQ listing and compliance matters and corporate governance matters. Her clients range in size from venture backed private companies to large, well-established public companies. 

    Ellen serves as outside general counsel to many of her clients and their management and boards of directors, helping to shape and execute their business strategies and advising them on day-to-day legal and other strategic issues. 

    Ellen is a Partner in the Costa Mesa office of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, LLP.  With more than 2,200 attorneys and specialists in 31 offices in North America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East, Morgan Lewis provides comprehensive litigation, corporate, finance, restructuring, employment and benefits, and intellectual property services in all major industries.


    About Ellen Bancroft

    Admitted: 1990, California

    Professional Webpage: http://www.morganlewis.com/bios/ebancroft


    • Named one of "The Best Lawyers in the Los Angeles Area" by the Los Angeles Times since 2007.
    • Listed, Top 100 Women Lawyers in California, The Daily Journal (2014)
    • Included in The Best Lawyers in America® (© by Woodward/White, Inc.) since 2007 and named Lawyer of the Year in Southern California in Corporate Law in 2011
    • Recipient, “Best for Finance Law” award by Acquisitions International (2014)
    •  Named, “IPO Lawyer of the Year - California” by CorporateAmerica (2015)
    • Noted in The Legal 500 for Project Finance (2014)
    • Winner of the OCBJ Women in Business Award (2012)

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Chairperson, The Semiconductor Venture Fair, 2001-2007 (San Jose, CA)
    • Member, UCI Chief Executive Roundtable
    • Member, Association for Corporate Growth
    • Member, Forum for Corporate Directors

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Board Member, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County
    • Member, United Way's Tocqueville Society
    • Member, Women's Philanthropy Fund

    Educational Background:

    • Vanderbilt University School of Law, JD, 1990
    • Indiana University, Bloomington BS with High Distinction, 1987
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    Office Location for Ellen S. Bancroft

    600 Anton Boulevard
    Suite 1800
    Costa Mesa, CA 92626

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    Last Updated: 2/13/2020

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