• University of South Carolina, B.A. (2016) magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa
  • University of Virginia, J.D. (2020)


  • District of Columbia
  • Oregon

Ellie Riegel


Ellie Riegel is an associate in the firm's Washington, D.C. office, where she practices in the Litigation and Government Contracts groups. Ellie’s work primarily includes complex civil litigation in federal and state forums. She focuses on a range of government contracts issues, including government investigations, client counseling, and bid protests before the Government Accountability Office.

Ellie maintains an active pro bono practice, with a focus on indigent criminal defense and civil rights. She recently successfully represented an individual incarcerated in federal prison in proceedings before the U.S. Parole Commission, where her team secured parole for her client after he spent 26 years in federal prison. She serves as an associate trustee for the Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs.

During law school, Ellie was a member of both the Criminal Defense Clinic and the Civil Rights Clinic. She also served on the management board of the Program in Law and Public Service and was an assistant articles editor for the Virginia Journal of Social Policy & The Law.

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