MEMPHIS, Tenn. – March 8, 2017 – Butler Snow attorneys Edward L. Stanton, III and Julie H. Ellis have won 2017 Best of the Bar Awards from the Memphis Business Journal, held March 7 at the Opera Memphis.
Stanton, a former U.S. Attorney recently joined Butler Snow’s firm in Memphis and practices with the firm’s White Collar, Compliance and Government Investigations team and its Commercial Litigation Practice Group. Prior to becoming U.S. Attorney, Stanton served as senior counsel with Federal Express Corporation. There he served as lead trial and corporate counsel on complex business and litigation matters including governmental investigations, class action, labor and employment, trademark infringement, transportation law and environmental matters. He also served as lead counsel in jury trials in federal and state courts throughout the country. Stanton received a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Memphis and his Juris Doctor from the University of Memphis School of Law.
Ellis, a member of Butler Snow’s Government, Environmental and Energy Group was awarded in the large private firm category and focuses her practice on administrative law and government relations. She is AV-Rated by Martindale-Hubbell and has been awarded the AV Preeminent ranking in Transportation Law.
Ellis regularly consults with major airlines and airports on aviation international environmental issues and airport access issues. She has represented airlines, airmen and aircraft owners in Federal Aviation Administration enforcement proceedings and licensing issues, airline certifications for both new and established carriers, airport agreements, and repair station certifications. She also represents trucking companies on various regulatory matters. Ellis previously served as the Cargo Industry Advisor to the U.S. Government Delegation to the ICA CAEP and served in an instrumental role during the authoring and securing of congressional passage for the Airport Noise and Capacity Act of 1990. She was a lead author of the Climate Change Technical Working Group report to Policymakers of the IPCC, which assessed transportations’ impact on the global atmosphere, and was a co-author of the Metropolitan Charter for Shelby County and the City of Memphis. Prior to joining Butler Snow, Ellis was a Managing Director and Senior Attorney at Federal Express Corporation. She completed her undergraduate education at Randolph-Macon College and her Juris Doctor at the University of Florida.