Ellen Corenswet is co-chair of Covington’s Venture Capital/Emerging Company Practice Group, resident in the New York office. She acts as outside corporate general counsel to emerging companies, principally in the life sciences and technology/media industries. She also represents traditional and corporate VCs in their financings. Ms. Corenswet's company clients range from early stage to public companies. She makes a personal commitment to each of her clients to spend the time to understand their business and objectives and to help them understand the issues they will face. Ms. Corenswet prides herself on the energy and enthusiasm she brings to helping her clients. She has been recognized as a leading life sciences corporate lawyer by The Practical Law Company (PLC) and is a frequent speaker on legal panels and at conferences, particularly in the life sciences industry. Ms. Corenswet is on the Board of National Advisors of Springboard Enterprises, Inc. and has been a long-time advisor to Springboard companies in the tech, media and life sciences sectors. She is also on the Board of Directors of New York BIO.