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John Ellicott
John L. Ellicott
Senior Counsel
Washington +1 202 662 5530 jellicott@cov.com Download V-card

John Ellicott has been a lawyer in the firm for more than 50 years. He was elected to two terms on the firm’s Management Committee and served as Chairman of that committee for five years, during which the firm opened its first two foreign offices.

Mr. Ellicott first practiced communications law, then federal tax law, corporate law and later international business law, specializing in U.S. government export regulation, including export controls and economic sanctions. He served on the Council of the International Law Section of the American Bar Association and was the author of a resolution adopted by the ABA House of Delegates on extraterritorial export controls, urging that such controls be imposed on a multilateral basis rather than unilaterally by the United States.

Pro Bono

  • Mr. Ellicott served for more than 35 years as the pro bono outside general counsel for the Protestant Episcopal Cathedral Foundation of the District of Columbia. He also served as a trustee of that organization.

Memberships and Affiliations

  • National Cathedral School, Chairman of the Board
  • Landon School, Trustee
  • Cosmos Club, Board of Governors
  • Princeton University, President of the Class of 1951