Whitney C. Ellerman

Whit Ellerman represents Fortune 500 companies, high-ranking public officials and corporate executives throughout the nation in complex criminal cases involving the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, the False Claims Act, federal environmental statutes, fraud and corruption, antitrust, export control and other criminal statutes. Whit also assists clients in designing, customizing and implementing comprehensive compliance programs.

Prior to founding Ellerman Enzinna, Whit was the head of the litigation department and the co-head of the white collar defense practice for the DC office of a large international law firm.  Whit served as an Assistant US Attorney for the District of Columbia from 1996 through 2000. He is a former chairman of the White Collar Crime Committee for the Bar Association of the District of Columbia, the immediate past chairman of the Advisory Committee on Admissions and Grievances for the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, and the former co-chair of the American Bar Association’s White Collar Crime Committee’s Subcommittee on Financial Institution Fraud/Money Laundering and Patriot Act. He has served on the editorial advisory boards of Bloomberg BNA’s Criminal Law Reporter and White Collar Law360.

While in law school, Whit was a member of the editorial board of the Virginia Law Review.

Email: wellerman@eellaw.com


JD, University of Virginia School of Law
BA, University of Virginia

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Ellerman Enzinna
is now
Ellerman Enzinna Levy

Ellerman Enzinna is pleased to announce that on February 1, 2022, Michael N. Levy has joined the firm as a partner.

The firm’s name is now Ellerman Enzinna Levy PLLC.