Patrick Ellis

Counsel, Autonomous Vehicle and Mobility at General Motors

2014 | Detroit, MI

Bellarmine University | Economics

“MSU Law is addressing the changing landscape of the profession by combining the traditional foundations of legal education with innovation, technology, and an eye toward the future of legal services.”

Patrick Ellis’ position requires “creativity and an entrepreneurial mindset.” As a legal project manager, Patrick is responsible for developing and implementing process improvement techniques as part of the firm's strategic commitment to deliver client value and meet the demands of the new legal marketplace. He also assists with pre-engagement pitch materials, budgeting, and workflows on significant client engagements. 

“On a daily basis, the position requires creativity and an entrepreneurial mindset,” Ellis said “I work with a great team and am exposed to a number of fascinating and complex issues with our clients.”

As a student at MSU Law, Ellis said being involved in the Reinvent Law Laboratory and the Geoffrey Fieger Trial Practice Institute exposed him to the practical skills and experiences he uses on a daily basis in his legal career. Professors Daniel Martin Katz, Daniel W. Linna Jr., and Michael Bommarito were each instrumental in Ellis’ career success, he added. Ellis also was a member of the Michigan State Law Review and the MSU Club Hockey Team.