Ellen Moran Dwyer, Partner Washington, D.C.
Phone: +1 202.624.2574
1001 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20004-2595

Ellen Moran Dwyer is managing partner of the firm and a member of 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 in the trade secret arena, including:

  • Drafting and negotiating non-competition, non-disclosure, and confidentiality agreements;
  • Investigating incidents of alleged theft of trade secrets;
  • Counseling employers regarding the implementation of effective trade secret security measures;
  • Auditing corporate trade secret protection protocols, including the full range of employee new-hire and separation procedures, and pre- and post-employment related restrictions; and
  • Litigating trade secret related claims under federal and applicable state law, including the Uniform Trade Secrets Act.

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.


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

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Oct.29.2015 Crowell & Moring's Ellen Dwyer Named One of Washington’s Most Powerful Women by Washingtonian Magazine
Feb.23.2015 Crowell & Moring's Karen Hermann Named a Fellow of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity
Jan.13.2015 Crowell & Moring Releases Third Annual Litigation Forecast Report and Inaugural Regulatory Forecast
Oct.04.2012 Crowell & Moring Managing Partner, Ellen Moran Dwyer, Named to Law360's "List of America's Most Innovative Managing Partners"
Nov.18.2009 Crowell & Moring Honored At Legal Momentum’s 31st Annual Equal Opportunity Awards
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