Senior Counsel

Ellen L. McHugh

Biography
Credentials
Experience

Biography

Ellen McHugh serves as National Discovery Counsel for Ford Motor Company. As national counsel, her practice is concentrated on complex discovery matters in product liability actions in state and federal jurisdictions throughout the United States.

She has significant experience in handling all aspects of written discovery, including discovery disputes and related motion practice, preparing corporate representatives for deposition, overseeing and conducting large scale document collection efforts, document retention, and e-discovery matters.

Her prior experience with a startup law firm, national bank and Chicago’s McPier Authority, exposed her to diverse individual, governmental and corporate legal matters, including appellate and post-judgment matters.  Her 360-degree understanding of litigation issues allows her to efficiently and effectively achieve positive resolutions for her clients.

Credentials

Education

  • J.D. University of Illinois (Champaign-Urbana), 1985
  • B.S. Public Affairs, Indiana University, with distinction, 1982

Experience

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