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Eleanor J. Vincent

I am dedicated to untangling complex legal issues and developing thoughtful solutions for clients. I evaluate the unique circumstances of each matter and take note of the challenges faced to find the path that best advances the clients’ goals. Quotation mark
Eleanor J. Vincent
Eleanor J. Vincent
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About Ella

Ella Vincent serves the financial services industry through her work in bankruptcy and creditors' rights. She analyzes legal issues related to bankruptcies, receiverships, secured transactions, and other creditor-debtor matters. Ella assists with contested matters, adversary proceedings, and other adjunct litigation, including drafting motions and responsive pleadings. Ella also represents financial institutions and other clients in general commercial litigation matters.

Prior to joining Miller Nash, Ella completed a two-year term as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Brian D. Lynch of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Washington.

During law school, Ella served as a judicial extern for the Honorable Ann Aiken of the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon and as a law clerk for the Tax and Finance Section of the Oregon Department of Justice’s General Counsel Division. After graduation, Ella was an associate in the creditors’ rights and bankruptcy department of another major Seattle law firm, where she assisted in the representation of a debtor in a Chapter 9 health care bankruptcy.

Representative Experience

  • Financial Services Plus
    • Assisted in representation of general receiver in a state court receivership concerning 15 insolvent investment companies, including representation in adjunct litigation for breach of contract and fraudulent transfer claims.

    • Assisted in representation of defendant in interpleader action concerning competing claims to $1.4 million brokerage account.

    • Assisted in representation of commercial landlord in motion for relief from the automatic stay to apply security deposit against lease rejection damages claim in commercial Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

Industries Served

Practice Areas

Education

  • J.D., University of Oregon School of Law, 2016
    • Order of the Coif
    • Managing Editor, Oregon Law Review
  • B.A., University of Minnesota, magna cum laude, political science & French studies, 2011

Bar Admissions

  • Washington, 2016

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington, 2017
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Washington, 2017
       

Activities

Professional Plus
  • King County Bar Association, Bankruptcy Law Section, member
  • Washington State Bar Association, member
  • American Bar Association, Business Law Section, Business Bankruptcy Committee
    • Legislation Subcommittee, vice chair
  • American Bankruptcy Institute, member
Civic Plus
  • Consumer Education and Training Services (CENTS), board of directors, 2021-present

Insights from Ella

  • “The CARES Act, the Consolidated Appropriations Act, and More: How the Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic Has Impacted Bankruptcy Law,” King County Bar Association, Bankruptcy Law Section (May 2021) 
  • “Ethical Pitfalls in the Representation of Bankruptcy Clients,” King County Bar Association, Bankruptcy Law Section (May 2019)
Collaborations

Outside the Office

In her free time, Ella enjoys exploring the charms of the Pacific Northwest, from excellent restaurants to stunning hikes. Ella also enjoys cooking, baking, and gardening.