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


  • District of Columbia

Ellie Riegel

Washington, D.C.
Phone: +1 202.624.2952
1001 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20004

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.

Ellie received her J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law, where she 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.

Before law school, Ellie received her B.A. from the University of South Carolina, where she majored in English and Political Science.


Admitted to practice: District of Columbia

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