Elle E. Ottaviani



Elle Ottaviani counsels in business litigation and dispute resolution. Her prior experience as a tax lawyer enables her to simplify complex legal issues to give clear and practical advice to clients.

Prior Experience

Elle previously practiced as a tax associate in Washington, D.C., at one of the world’s largest law firms. From her experience in corporate law, she always seeks to understand the business motivations underlying legal issues. As a result, she focuses on a client’s business priorities while addressing their immediate legal needs. Elle has experience in criminal tax matters, internal investigations, business restructuring, mergers and acquisitions, and pretrial discovery.

Personal Interests

Outside the office, Elle enjoys practicing French, This American Life, yoga and knitting.

Related Services


Bar Admissions

District of Columbia

Court Admissions

U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota


U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota, Hon. Nancy E. Brasel, 2021-2022


Georgetown University Law Center
LL.M. in Taxation, with distinction (2017)

Georgetown University Law Center
J.D. cum laude, Georgetown Journal of Gender and the Law (editor-in-chief) (2016)

University of Minnesota
B.A. in Global Studies, with distinction (2011)

Insights & Events

Other Perspectives
  • Protecting Human Trafficking Victims From Criminal Liability — A Legislative Approach
    Author, 17 Georgetown Journal of Gender and the Law 625, 2016
  • Prostitution and Sex Work
    Editor, 16 Georgetown Journal of Gender and the Law 229, 2015

Leadership & Community

Pro Bono

Elle represents pro bono clients in family law, criminal law, housing and civil rights cases.


  • Faegre Drinker — Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2023
  • Exceptional Pro Bono Pledge Honoree — Georgetown University Law Center
Awards Methodology
No aspect of these recognitions has been approved by the highest court of any state.
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