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 and Martindale Hubbell AV-rated attorney. 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). She is an active arbitrator and mediator with a distinguished track record of optimizing dispute outcomes: She achieved the highest value outcome in a scored negotiation among 60 professional negotiators from around the world in 2015.

Ellie serves as a neutral on several panels, including the Minnesota Department of Human Rights. Her employment law and mediation practice includes wage and discrimination claims.


ADR Experience

Ellie Vilendrer believes the end goal for disputants shouldn’t just be to resolve their dispute, 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

$1800 for 2 parties ($900 each) for up to 4 hours of mediation. Preparation time is included in the fee. $400/hour (shared by the parties) after that.

Liability Insurance

  • Yes

Professional Associations

  • ABA DR - ABA Section of DR

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