Eleanor J. Vincent
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.
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.
- 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
- Consumer Education and Training Services (CENTS), board of directors, 2021-present
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.