June 2024

Sideman & Bancroft Welcomes Ellen Leonida


Sideman & Bancroft is pleased to welcome Ellen Leonida to the Firm. Ellen Leonida joins us as a Partner in the Brand Integrity and Innovation Group and the Litigation and Appeals Group.

Ellen Leonida is an experienced trial lawyer specializing in white collar criminal defense and investigations and complex commercial litigation. With over 20 years of litigation experience, she has first chaired more than 80 jury trials in state and federal courts. She has also conducted internal investigations and counseled clients regarding government investigations and subpoena compliance. Ms. Leonida is a nationally recognized forensics expert, who has lectured on topics including DNA, digital forensics, and trial skills.

Prior to joining Sideman & Bancroft, Ms. Leonida was the head of the impact litigation and white collar groups at a boutique litigation firm in San Francisco. She has also served as a Federal Public Defender in the Northern District of California.