Professional Staff

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Motley Rice's securities litigation team includes several business analysts and professional staff who analyze the securities litigation landscape, track current actions and monitor clients' investment portfolios for potential losses due to fraud.

Ellie Kimmel

Education:
B.A., University of South Florida, 1993

Business Analyst Ellie Kimmel began working with Motley Rice attorneys in 2000. Prior to her work with the securities litigation team, she was a founding member of the firm's central research unit and also supervised the firm's file management. She completes securities research and client portfolio analysis for the firm's securities cases.

Ellie has a diverse background that includes experience in education as well as the banking industry. She began her career in banking operations, where she served as an operations manager and business analyst in corporate banking support for 14 years. She then spent seven years teaching high school economics, Latin and history before joining Motley Rice.

Lotan Korenblit

Education:
B.A., Syracuse University, 2007

Lotan Korenblit supports Motley Rice's Securities and Consumer Fraud Practice group as a Paralegal and Practice Development/Client Relations Specialist out of the firm's New York office. With more than seven years of experience specific to plaintiffs' securities work, she works closely with attorneys and other staff to manage litigation documents and discovery, prepare for depositions and maintain efficient communication with clients.

Prior to joining Motley Rice, Lotan worked as a Senior Paralegal for a New York-based plaintiffs' firm after first serving as an intern with the Office of the District Attorney in Onondaga County, where she helped with trial preparation and observed trials and arraignments. In addition to her legal experience, Lotan has a diverse technology background and is proficient in both administrative and legal software. Her legal and administrative skills, combined with her experience handling institutional client interactions, make her a valuable addition to the Motley Rice team.

Lotan is a member on the Corporate Advisory Board for Badges Supporting Fallen Officers’ Families (Fallen), and is also a member of National Association of Professional Women (NAPW) and The International Women's Leadership Association (IWLA).

A graduate of Syracuse University, she majored in Political Science and was a Dean's Scholarship recipient and a member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars. Fluent in Hebrew, Lotan was a foreign language tutor during her undergraduate studies.

Andrew Lucas

Education:
M.B.A., The Citadel, 2007
B.A., University of the South (Sewanee), 2003

Andrew Lucas joined Motley Rice in 2010. As a Business Analyst for the Securities and Consumer Fraud practice group, he plays a key role in analyzing investor trading activity related to securities litigation and is responsible for client portfolio monitoring, company research and settlement claims processing.

Prior to joining Motley Rice, Andrew traded equities, gaining valuable knowledge about the various influences that dictate market performance and drastically impact the short and long-term price movement of company stock.  He also has previous work experience involving both commercial and residential real estate development and sales.

Evelyn Richards

Education:
A.S., Computer Technology, Trident Technical College, 1995
J.D., University of South Carolina School of Law, 1989
B.A., English Literature and Religion, University of Virginia, 1986

Evelyn Richards joined Motley Rice in 2007. As a law clerk for the Securities and Consumer Fraud practice group, she plays a key role in supporting the securities litigation team through editing, cite-checking and Shepardizing complaints, briefs and other legal documents. She also trains support staff on how to use The Bluebook.

Evelyn has more than fifteen years of experience in the legal field. As an Assistant Solicitor for the Ninth Circuit Solicitor's Office, she prosecuted child abuse and neglect, as well as criminal cases. She also previously worked as a programmer/analyst. Prior to joining Motley Rice, Evelyn worked as an administrator for a large telecom, corporate, and litigation firm, supervising all office operations, including human resources and accounting procedures. She additionally served as office manager for a small workers' compensation law office, where she managed trust and operating accounts and provided information technology support.

Evelyn's diverse background in information technology, management, programming and analysis adds great depth to the resources provided to Motley Rice clients.