Ellen Donovan McCann is a seasoned attorney who focuses her practice on labor and employment law matters. 

Prior to joining Littler, Ellen was an assistant vice president at a Fortune 500 insurance company for over 20 years. She provided employment-related legal advice to human resources and executive management on matters including COVID response, wage and hour issues, sales compensation issues, leaves of absence, paid time off programs and restrictive covenants. Ellen also managed employment-related litigation, EEOC and state charges.

A frequent contributor to numerous publications, she is nationally recognized for her knowledge of FMLA, ADA, state leave laws and paid leave laws. 

Professional & Community Affiliations

Secretary and Treasurer

Notre Dame Alumni Club of NH


  • J.D., University of Notre Dame Law School, 1990
  • B.A., College of the Holy Cross, 1987

Bar Admission



  • U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts