Ellie Vilendrer, J.D., CIPP/US
Ellie Vilendrer, J.D., CIPP/US

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Ellie Vilendrer, J.D., CIPP/US

Recognized for excellence in practice, Ellie Vilendrer is a Southern California Super Lawyer, a Martindale Hubbell AV-rated attorney, and a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, a global honorary society of attorneys, judges, and legal scholars whose membership is limited to one percent of lawyers licensed to practice in each jurisdiction.

She has extensive experience serving healthcare, software, and technology companies, ranging from start-up to publicly traded, in roles including privacy counsel, intellectual property counsel, and outside general counsel. She is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US) and is co-author of the privacy law chapter in the Representing the Ongoing Business Deskbook, 3rd Edition (2019, Minnestoa CLE).

Ellie is Co-Chair of the Early Dispute Resolution Committee of the American Bar Association’s Dispute Resolution Section (2020-2023) and Co-Chair of the ABA Dispute Resolution Section’s 2022 Mediation Week. She is an active arbitrator and mediator with a distinguished track record of optimizing outcomes: She achieved the highest value outcome in a scored negotiation among 60 professional negotiators from around the world in 2015; She also formerly co-founded an award-winning data science company that helped mobile application makers maximize profits by informing their most important business decisions.

ADR Experience

Ellie Vilendrer has 10+ years of ADR experience. She believes the end goal for disputants shouldn’t just be to resolve their disputes, but to make decisions that lead to optimal outcomes. She helps parties think creatively, to expand the pie so every party can maximize settlement value.


Ms. Vilendrer uses a hybrid evaluative/facilitative model to mediate. She is committed to providing parties with a valuable mediation experience in which participants can communicate their view points in a safe and respectful environment. She understands the nuances and complexities which underpin disputes and has a genuine desire to help parties not only reach a lasting agreement, but also improve relationships.


J.D. from Brigham Young University 2007; attended UCLA School of Law as a visiting student from 2006-2007

B.S. in Business Administration, Emphasis in Corporate Finance from University of Southern California, 2004

Certified Information Privacy Professional/US

B.A. in French from USC, 2004

Certificate – Advanced Negotiation Masterclass from Harvard, 2015

Certificate – Power & Influence from Carlson School of Management, 2021

Areas Of Practice

  • Accidents
  • ADA
  • Business
  • Civil (general)
  • Civil Rights (discrimination)
  • Commercial
  • Contracts
  • Copyright
  • Cross Cultural
  • Education
  • EEOC
  • Employment
  • Engineering
  • Entertainment
  • Estate Planning
  • Health Care
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • International
  • Labor - Management
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Neighbor to Neighbor
  • Online Mediation
  • Organizational
  • Partnership
  • Personal Injury
  • Products Liability
  • Securities
  • Sexual Harrassment
  • Small Claims
  • Sports
  • Technology
  • Trademark
  • Workplace

Additional Services

  • Arbitrator
  • Collaborative Professional
  • Conflict Coach
  • Facilitator
  • Fact-Finder
  • Mediating Lawyer
  • Mediation Consultant
  • Mediation Trainer
  • Online Arbitrator

Fees and Provisos

$2,000 for 2 parties ($1,000 each) for up to 4 hours of mediation. Preparation time is included in the fee. $450/hour (shared by the parties) after that.

Liability Insurance

  • Yes

ADR Training

  • CIArb, A Guide to Arbitration Award Winning (2023)
  • ABA Advanced Mediation Skills Institute (2022)
  • ABA Dispute Resolution Spring Conference (2022)
  • FINRA Arbitrator training (2021)
  • ABA Arbitration Institute (2021)
  • ABA Dispute Resolution Spring Conference (2021)
  • Community Mediation and Restorative Services 35-hour mediation training (2013)

Professional Associations

  • ABA DR - ABA Section of DR

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