Ellen Eagen is a commercial litigator at Hiscock & Barclay, handling complex federal and state matters requiring intricate motion and pleading practice in New York and California courts. Among the clients she has represented are medical instrument and technology companies, medical groups, educational institutions and television production and broadcast groups. She also has litigated before the American Arbitration Association and before international courts.As a former teacher, Ellen has a unique expertise in advising schools and educational entities. She advises schools on governance issues including discipline, privacy and ethics as well as advising schools on the formation and development of charter schools and on issues involving their board governance and employment. She has defended schools in hearings in front the Chancellor of Education of New York City and the New York State Board of Regents. Ellen’s experience in First Amendment, media and broadcast law enables her to guide and counsel media clients in areas of defamation and libel.Ellen devotes a large portion of her practice to pro bono work including class action work to individual cases. She represented plaintiffs in a landmark education case, Williams v. State of California, where the courts mandated all public schools must have adequate materials and facilities.