Professional Details

Ellie K. Vilendrer, J.D., CIPP/US
Associate Mediator

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7545 Irvine Center Drive, Suite 200
Irvine, CA 92618
(949) 975-9992


Description of Practice

Ellie Vilendrer has extensive experience serving healthcare, software, and technology companies, ranging from start-up to publicly traded, in roles including outside general counsel, intellectual property counsel, and privacy 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). Ms. Vilendrer is Co-Chair of the Early Dispute Resolution Committee of the American Bar Association's Dispute Resolution Section. She is a Qualified Neutral, Rule 114 Minnesota General Rules of Practice, and serves as a FINRA Arbitrator as well as a mediator on several panels. She has spent hundreds of hours studying and training in the field of negotiations and mediation (and related fields of influence, psychology, neuroscience, and economics) including executive education at Harvard. Demonstrating she can put theory to practice, Ms. Vilendrer achieved the best outcome in a scored negotiation among 60 professional negotiators from around the world in 2015.


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.


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


Dates    Trainer(s)    Title   
2013    Community Mediation and Restorative Services    40 hours
2015    Harvard Advanced Negotiation Master Class    25 hours


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.


$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.

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
  • Online Mediation
  • Organizational
  • Partnership
  • Personal Injury
  • Products Liability
  • Securities
  • Sports
  • Technology
  • Trademark
  • Workplace

Professional Services

  • Mediator
  • Mediating Lawyer
  • Arbitrator
  • Collaborative Professional
  • Facilitator
  • Online Mediator
  • Online Arbitrator
  • Advanced Mediation Trainer
  • Communication Skills Trainer
  • Mediation Consultant
  • Mediation Trainer
  • Representational Lawyer
  • Conflict Coach

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